French: Garrulaxe de Delessert German: Rostflankenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Delessert
Kotagiri, Nilgiri Hills, India
SW India from Goa and NW Karnataka (Belgaum) S to Kerala and W Tamil Nadu.
23–26 cm; 78 g. Crown and rear superciliary area to mantle are dark slaty grey, scapulars, back, upperwing-coverts and tertials dull chestnut-brown, shading to rich... read more
Songs include loud, strident, musical, falling, “tsééúrp (repeated irregularly in chorus with other... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forest (including Strobilanthes), thorny cane-... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects, also berries and seeds. Found in flocks of 6–15 and sometimes up to 40–50 individuals. Forages mostly on ground... read more
Dec–Sept. Probably co-operative breeder. Nest described as smallish cup and as rather bulky, almost semi-domed cup, made of grass,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Uncommon to common throughout range; present in Mudumalai National Park, in Tamil Nadu. In... read more
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