French: Myiomèle à ventre blanc German: Weißbauchschmätzer Spanish: Alicorto ventriblanco
Other common names:
Palni Hills, India
Extreme S Western Ghats (S of Palaghat Gap), in S Kerala and W Tamil Nadu (S India).
14 cm. Male is slaty-blue above and to breast, shading to blue-grey flanks clear-cut from white mid-belly to vent; white supercilium, black lores; black bill and legs. Female... read more
Song a loud, sustained, sprightly, thrush-like series of short beautiful phrases, each consisting... read more
Streamside vegetation and wet areas of undergrowth within forest patches (sholas) and densely... read more
Food and feeding
No information; lives in low vegetation and on ground, where presumably forages for small insects and other invertebrates.
Mar–Jul, mainly Apr–May, but juvenile with unossified skull in Jan. Few nests found, much moss used in construction. Other... read more
Sedentary. Some possible altitudinal movement suspected.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Endangered. Very small and severely fragmented range on isolated mountain tops is contracting rapidly as a result of conversion of forest... read more
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