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Photo by Biju.P.B
Shendurney forests, Kerala, India, April 2010
Larvivora brunnea



  • Blue upperparts
  • Bright orange underparts
  • White on the lower belly and undertail
  • Long white supercilium
  • Black eye mask
Photo by atanumondal
Ooty , Tamilnadu, India, April 2004

Female: drabber

  • Brown upperparts
  • Buff underparts
  • White throat and belly

Juvenile: similar to the female; scaly brown plumage


Asia: found in Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina and Myanmar


Recent research suggests that this species belongs to a new genus, uniting the East Asian Erithacus and Luscinia Robins. It is therefore placed in the genus Larvivora.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • L. b. brunnea:
  • L. b. wickhami:


Hill forest dense undergrowth.


Comes out at dawn and dusk.


It nests low in dense bushes, laying 3-4 eggs.


Diet includes insects.


Song: musical

Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China May 2011


  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. Wikipedia

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