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Photo by lior kislevGaneshgudi, Uttar Kanada District, Karnataka, India
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Ganeshgudi, Uttar Kanada District, Karnataka, India
Cyornis pallidipes


[edit] Identification

15cm. Male - bright blue upperparts, head and breast, and the rest of the underparts are white. Female - brown upperparts, grey head and red breast, white underparts. Juvenile birds have brown upperparts, scaly on the head and breast, with just the belly being whitish.

[edit] Distribution

Western Ghats of southwest India.

[edit] Taxonomy

The scientific name is also spelled pallipes.

[edit] Habitat

Forest undergrowth and ravines.

[edit] Behaviour

It nests on a rock ledge and lays 4 eggs.

The diet includes insects.

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