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Breeds in two separate areas of India, in the Western Ghats from Belgaum southwards in south-west India and in the north-east in Assam and Manipur. Also breeds in scattered areas of Burma, Thailand and Indochina and on Hainan and further south in Malaya, the Nicobar Islands, eastern Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines. In Japan on Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, perhaps also the Ryukyu Islands.
Post-breeding has taken birds to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. Remainder of populations may be more sedentary but currently little-known.
Streams in dense hill forest.
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