Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

White-vented Shama (Kittacincla nigra)


Taxonomy

French: Shama noir German: Rußschama Spanish: Shama de Palawan
Taxonomy:

Cittocincla nigra

Sharpe

, 1877,

Palawan, Philippines

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Sister-species to K. cebuensis#R. Has sometimes been considered closely related to, and possibly conspecific with, Copsychus saularis, but a close relationship is rejected by genetic data#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Calamian Is, Palawan and Balabac, in W Philippines.

Descriptive notes

18–21 cm. All glossy black, with white undertail-coverts and white four outer feathers of long graduated tail; bill and legs black. Sexes similar. Juvenile is blackish-... read more

Voice

Song a loud, varied and melodious series of phrases repeated 2–3 times, rising and falling,... read more

Habitat

Lowland forest and forest edge, second growth and scrub.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

Breeding-condition bird Jun and fledgling Aug. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Uncommon; perhaps locally fairly common.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). White-vented Shama (Kittacincla nigra). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58488 on 17 September 2019).