French: Gobemouche à ventre blanc German: Keralablauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas ventriblanco
Coonoor Ghat, India
Western Ghats S from C Maharashtra, in SW India.
15 cm; 14–23 g. Medium-sized and fairly long-billed forest flycatcher. Male is almost entirely indigo-blue, but with paler blue band across forehead to over eye, black... read more
Song a long, hesitant or rambling and faltering series of unmelodious squeaky and slurred notes,... read more
Dense broadleaf evergreen forest, sholas and patches of dense or tangled Strobilanthes and... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known, but include small invertebrates and small berries. Usually solitary or in pairs in breeding season, and in mixed... read more
Season Feb–Sept. Nest an untidy, cup-shaped structure of moss, fine plant fibres and lichens, placed on ledge or in hole in tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Common in Wynaad Ghats; uncommon or scarce and local from Maharashtra S to Kerala and... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!