French: Myiomèle à queue blanche German: Schattenschmätzer Spanish: Ruiseñor coliblanco
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Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. leucura
(Hodgson, 1845) – C & E Himalayas from WC Nepal to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh and S Assam hills) E to C China (N to SE Gansu and S Shaanxi), S to Myanmar, NW & N Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia and Hainan.
M. l. montium
Swinhoe, 1864 – Taiwan.
17–19 cm; 24–30 g. Male nominate race is bluish black, with shiny mid-blue forehead to brow and shoulder patch, very small white neck patch (often concealed),... read more
Song a series of short well-spaced phrases consisting of thin silvery liquid quavering warble of 7... read more
Thick shady, bushy or scrubby undergrowth of dense moist broadleaf evergreen forest in lower cloud... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries. Forages largely on ground, but also in low underbrush, and more arboreal than Tarsiger bush-robins. Very... read more
Presumed Apr–Jun, reportedly into Aug, in Himalayas; Apr onwards in China; as late as Sept in Myanmar; Mar–Apr in Peninsular... read more
Sedentary; some altitudinal and minor short-distance movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common in India; sparsely distributed in scattered small populations in Nepal. Uncommon in Myanmar, Thailand, Peninsular... read more
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