French: Témia à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Baumelster Spanish: Urraca ventriblanca
“Eastern Asia”= Malabar Coast, India
Western Ghats from N Karnataka S to S Kerala and E to W Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), in SW India.
45 cm; c. 125 g. Unmistakable treepie with much white in plumage; long, strongly graduated tail, central pair of feathers somewhat broadening towards tip; rather stout bill... read more
Variety of vocalizations, many calls louder, harsher and more metallic than those of D.... read more
Humid evergreen hill forests, both primary and relict patches within secondary forests; especially... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, primarily carnivorous. Prey items include variety of invertebrates and their larvae, also small vertebrates such as small... read more
Eggs recorded in Feb–Apr, chiefly Mar and Apr. Solitary breeder. Nest a rather deep construction of prickly twigs, cup lined with... read more
Sedentary, as far as is known. Some old reports from SE Gujurat, Goa, Bangalore and particularly S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Locally quite common in lush tropical evergreen forests. Present in a number of protected... read more
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