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Alternative name: Brain-fever Bird
Juveniles have barred rufous and brown upperparts, a grey forehead, a white nape, a rufous and black barred tail and have buff underparts streaked with black teardrops.
Breeds in the Himalayas from northern Pakistan and India to Nepal and China (Sichuan and lower Yangtze valley), south to Burma, Thailand and Indochina.
Feeds on insects, mainly caterpillars. Takes also berries.
Breeding season June to July in the western Himalayas, April to June in Assam. A brood parasitic. Known host species are Laughingthrushes, Streaked Spiderhunter, Lesser Shortwing and Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush. Places one egg in hosts nest.
A migratory species. Subspecies bocki resident.
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