French: Paradoxornis à tête rousse German: Weißkehl-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro cabecirrufo occidental
Other common names:
Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill (when lumped with P. bakeri)
NE India (Sikkim and N West Bengal E to E Arunachal Pradesh at Mishmi Hills), Bhutan and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
19–19·5 cm; male 30–32 g, female 32–34 g. Rather large parrotbill with relatively long bill. Adult has crown to nape and head side deep bright... read more
Song a loud, very high, thin, slightly descending series of 4–6 whistled notes, “he-he-... read more
Bamboo in or near broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edge; locally, dense thickets of reeds and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera); also seeds, including those of cultivated millet (Panicum) and rice (... read more
Apr–Oct in India. Nest a neat and compact deep cup made of strips of grass stems and a few cobwebs, lined with fine fibrous threads... read more
Believed to be strictly sedentary; does, however, have strong dependence on bamboo, and could be... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: endemic to Eastern Himalayas EBA. Generally uncommon throughout its range; perhaps fairly common at some... read more
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