French: Arrenga de Taiwan German: Taiwanpfeifdrossel Spanish: Arrenga de Formosa
Close to, and previously considered conspecific with, M. horsfieldii. Monotypic.
28–30 cm. Resembles M. horsfieldii, but duller, with dull dark blue metallic forehead-band, duller scaling below, royal-blue wing fringes, uppertail and... read more
Song unhurried, a mix of rising and falling whistles and pleasant melodic phrases, with a few... read more
Ground and lower storeys of dense broadleaf evergreen forest, with bamboo; near gulleys with water... read more
Food and feeding
Freshwater invertebrates and larvae, also earthworms, orthopterans, mantids, and frogs and lizards. Forages mostly on ground in damp areas... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest of moss, dead twigs, stems and roots, lined with finer material, placed in cavity among rocks, sometimes up to 12 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Reasonably common and widespread, mainly in lower-lying forests.
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