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Black-crowned Barwing

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Photo by James EatonCentral Highlands of Vietnam
Photo by James Eaton
Central Highlands of Vietnam
Actinodura sodangorum


[edit] Identification

24cm. As recently described as 1999. A long-tailed Barwing:

  • Grey head
  • Dark crown
  • Bold white eyering
  • Long tail finely barred with black
  • Rufous underparts with dark throat streaks
  • Primary feather barred like tail, wings very dark

Sexes similar, juveniles not yet described.

[edit] Similar species

Spectacled Barwing is superficially similar, but note largely black wing in Black-crowned Barwing, throat streaks, dark crown and more heavily barred tail.

[edit] Distribution

Found in eastern parts of south Laos and adjacent central Vietnam.
Restricted-range species with small range and very local. Asessed as vulnerable.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Moist montanes, high-altitude shrubland, high-altitude grassland, and plantations. Found at 1000 - 2400m.

[edit] Behaviour

No information about diet, feeds probably on invertebrates and some vegetable matter.
All sightings yet have been of single birds or pairs, one together with Black-headed Sibia. Usually seen in canopy, feeding around tree boles and larg moss-covered branches.
No information about breeding.
Resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422

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