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10â€“11 cm (4-4Â½ in); no obvious eye ring or wingbars
Formerly placed in genus Seicercus.
There are 4 subspecies:
Both broadleaf and mixed montane forests to around 7000 feet.
Sometimes hovers like a sunbird.
Their diet consists almost entirely of insects and tiny spiders, small caterpillars. Small berries are also eaten. They forage in the mid-storey.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, April-2017
Song given by an individual moving through the mid-storey of the forest.
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