Subspecies N. s. Whistleri
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie Hill Station, Alt. 6900 ft., Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalayas
- Niltava sundara
15â€“18 cm (6-7 in)
- Pale blue crown
- Dark blue face, throat and upper back
- Sandy-brown underparts
Nominate subspecies, male
Photo © by prabhatjee
Neora Valley, West Bengal, India
Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand
There are 3 subspecies:
Broad-leafed evergreen and mixed conifer and deciduous forests, where they spend their time in bushes and the undergrowth.
Their diet consists of invertebrates and larvae; particularly ants, beetles and cockchafers.
The nest is built jointly by the pair and is constructed from moss, fern stems, leaves and fine roots.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
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