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Ashy Minivet

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MalePhoto by petitebouquetgifu pref Japan, May 2007
Male
Photo by petitebouquet
gifu pref Japan, May 2007
Pericrocotus divaricatus

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[edit] Identification

18.5-20 cm
Male

  • Grey upperparts
  • Black cap
  • White forehead
  • Whitish below
  • White band across the flight-feathers
  • Black bill and feet

Female:

  • Grey cap
  • Black band between bill and eye with a narrow white band above it

[edit] Similar Species

Swinhoe's Minivet: see this Birdforum thread for some ID features to separate them.

[edit] Distribution

North-eastern Asia; winters in the Philippines and Indonesia

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Has been considered conspecific with Ryukyu Minivet.

[edit] Habitat

FemalePhoto by SeeToh Former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, November 2013
Female
Photo by SeeToh
Former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, November 2013

Forest, mangroves, scrub, plantation, gardens

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects.

[edit] Breeding

Four to seven eggs are laid and incubated for 17 to 18 days.

[edit] Vocalisation

The call is a high-pitched, metallic trill.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia
  3. BF Member observations

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