Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Western Spectacled Barwing (Actinodura ramsayi)


Taxonomy

French: Actinodure de Ramsay German: Brillenmeisenhäherling Spanish: Sibia de anteojos occidental
Taxonomy:

Actinura Ramsayi

Walden

, 1875,

Karenni State, Upper Myanmar

.

Hitherto treated as conspecific with A. radcliffei (see that species). Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Myanmar (Kayah State) and NW Thailand.

Descriptive notes

23·5–24·5 cm; 35·5–41·3 g. Long-tailed, unstreaked barwing, densely barred on wings and tail, plain buff below, and has bold white... read more

Voice

Not known to differ from that of A. radcliffei. Song a quite quickly repeated, rather... read more

Habitat

Forest edge, second growth, scrub and grass, taller undergrowth in broadleaf evergreen forest,... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; presumably invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Typically occurs in pairs or small groups, often associating... read more

Breeding

Season at least Mar–Apr in Myanmar; males handled in Thailand in Jan and Apr were in breeding condition. One nest was a cup made of... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common. Common in Doi Inthanon National Park, in Thailand, where also known from Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park. This species... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Robson, C. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Western Spectacled Barwing (Actinodura ramsayi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59673 on 21 May 2019).