French: Chélidorhynque à ventre jaune German: Goldbauch-Fächerschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas ventrigualdo
Other common names:
Himalayas from S Kashmir E to Bhutan, NE India (Assam), SE Tibet and S China (SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan), S to N & E Myanmar, W & NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin, N Annam).
11·5–12·5 cm; c. 6 g. Male has upperparts dark greyish-olive, forehead and supercilium yellow, broad black patch from lores on to ear-coverts; upperwing... read more
Song a series of thin “sewit sweeit” and “tit” or “tsit” notes... read more
Various types of forest and secondary jungle, but prefers moist evergreen broadleaf forest; in... read more
Food and feeding
Small flying insects, particularly flies (Diptera). Prey flushed by fluttering among foliage, and captured in aerobatic sallies; also hover... read more
Season Apr–Jul; May in NE India (Assam), Jun–Jul in Himalayas. Nest a small deep cup made of compacted moss, bound externally... read more
Altitudinal migrant; moves to lower elevations in non-breeding season (Oct–Mar). Forms small... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout much of range; uncommon to locally common in SE Asia. Occurs in several protected areas.
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