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Malabar Whistling Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Myophonus horsfieldii
Photo © by Jugal Tiwari
Location: Pachmarhi hills, Madhya Pradesh, India


25cm long, dark blue with a black head and back. Bright blue patches on shoulders and forehead. The juvenile has browner plumage and lack the blue forehead.


Peninsular India.


This is a monotypic species.


Dark undergrowth and dense riverine forest.


Diet includes insects, frogs, earthworms and berries.

The nest is a cup made of moss, bamboo roots and grass, with a broad base and tapering towards the top, pasted on to the rock with mud. 2-4 3ggs are laid.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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