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Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

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Photo by James WilliamsDandeli Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, Southern India, February 2007
Photo by James Williams
Dandeli Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, Southern India, February 2007
Hemipus picatus


[edit] Identification

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Shiny black upperparts
  • Grey underparts
  • White tail edges, rump, moustachial stripes and wing bars
  • Strong dark beak
  • Long wings

Female: similar, but brown above

[edit] Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by jasnjohnFraser's Hill, Malaysia, 2008
Photo by jasnjohn
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, 2008

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • H. p. capitalis:
  • H. p. picatus:
  • H. p. intermedius:
  • H. p. leggei:

[edit] Habitat

Broadleaved forest, forest edges and scrub in hilly country.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Two or three spotted green eggs are laid in a cup-shaped nest and incubated by the female.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of insects such as butterflies, beetles and winged ants.

Photo by Alok TewariSat Tal Forest. Alt. 5500, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, March-2018
Photo by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest. Alt. 5500, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, March-2018

[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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. BF Member observations

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