French: Gobemouche à gorge blanche German: Diamantschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gargantilla
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. monileger
(Hodgson, 1845) – C & E Himalayas from C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), possibly also S China (SE Xizang).
A. m. leucops
(Sharpe, 1888) – NE India (S & E Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland), Myanmar (except SW), S China (SW Yunnan), NW Thailand, Laos and N & C Vietnam (W & E Tonkin, N & C Annam).
A. m. gularis
Blyth, 1847 – SW Myanmar (Arakan).
11·5–13 cm; 11 g. Small brown forest flycatcher with short tail, large head and brilliant white throat. Nominate race has head and upperparts mostly dull olive-brown,... read more
Song a long series of thin, high-pitched whistled notes in phrases, with alternating wispy,... read more
Moist broadleaf forest, also lush vegetation along streams, scrubby ravines, dense bushes and... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known, but includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs; shy, skulking and secretive, keeping mostly to dense... read more
Season from end Apr to Jun in NE India, and Mar–Aug in SE Asia. Nest a ball of grass and leaves, placed in undergrowth on bank or low... read more
Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding descent to lower levels; race leucops vagrant in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Scarce or rare in Himalayas and NE India; uncommon or locally fairly common in Myanmar and E to Laos and N & C Vietnam.
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