French: Tarier à queue blanche German: Weißschwanzschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla coliblanca
upper Sind, Pakistan
Pakistan (Indus Valley and main tributaries), N India and S Nepal E to Bangladesh and Myanmar.
12–14 cm. Both sexes very like equivalent sexes of S. torquatus (race indicus), but smaller. Male has white inner webs on all rectrices apart from... read more
Apparently not differentiated from that of S. torquatus. Song, sometimes in short flight... read more
Tall grass and reeds near large rivers, and apparently confined to areas liable to seasonal... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, taken in typical manner in flights to ground from stems of tall grass; also makes aerial sallies, e.g. for swarming culicids and... read more
Mar–May, before summer floods; Feb–Mar in Myanmar; possibly single-brooded, owing to monsoon flooding. Nest a small neat cup of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common throughout range. Four nests within area of 1 km², but presumably capable of higher density in appropriate habitat. In Pakistan... read more
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