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Photo by mohbhorn
Doi Inthanon National Park, Chieng Mai, Thailand, February 2016
Monticola rufiventris


21–23 cm (8¼-9in)

  • Dark greyish-blue upperparts, head, throat, nape and tail
  • Chestnut underparts
  • Blackish lores and ear-coverts


Asia: found in south-western China, south-eastern Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh and Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, northern Laos, northern Vietnam, Thailand.

Photo by paux
W. Yunnan, China, February 2016


This is a monotypic species[1].


They breed in moist open mixed oak-coniferous forests.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, such as craneflies and cicadas.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)
  4. Wikipedia

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