French: Robin à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauen-Blauschwanz Spanish: Ruiseñor cejudo
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. indicus
(Vieillot, 1817) – C & E Himalayas, from N India (Uttarakhand) E to Arunachal Pradesh and S China (SE Xizang).
T. i. yunnanensis
Rothschild, 1922 – S China (NE Sichuan S to N Yunnan), N Myanmar and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
T. i. formosanus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1910 – #Rmountains of Taiwan.
13–15 cm; 16 g. Male nominate race has bluish-slate face and forehead to tail, with long white supercilium, sometimes trace of narrow white malar; dull orange from chin... read more
Song, from small tree, sometimes from ground, a series of identical fast and rapidly following... read more
Breeds in dense lower bush storey of heavy mixed broadleaf and conifer forest, mainly rhododendron... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on ground, on insects.
Apr–Jul in India. Territory c. 3 ha (diameter 150–200 m). Nest a cup placed in hollow in bank. Eggs 3–4, white (usually)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in E Himalayas; uncommon in China. Rather scarce to rare in Myanmar and N Indochina.
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