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Photo by Marc Guyt
Sat Tal, India, January 2005
Tarsiger chrysaeus


14–15 cm


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam

Photo by zhangyong
Zhangmu, Tibet, China, January 2008


Formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to belong to the Old World flycatchers (Muscicapidae).


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. c. whistleri:
  • T. c. chrysaeus:


Forest, woods, bush, scrub and town rubbish dumps,



Forages on the ground for insects and also hawks for flying insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)

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