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Rufous-bellied Niltava

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Subspecies N. s. Whistleri, malePhoto © by Alok Tewari Dalhousie Hill Station, Alt. 6900 ft., Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalayas, India, June-2018
Subspecies N. s. Whistleri, male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie Hill Station, Alt. 6900 ft., Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalayas, India, June-2018
Niltava sundara

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[edit] Identification

15–18 cm (6-7 in)
Male

  • Pale blue crown
  • Dark blue face, throat and upper back
  • Sandy-brown underparts

[edit] Distribution

Nominate subspecies, malePhoto © by prabhatjee Neora Valley, West Bengal, India, January-2018
Nominate subspecies, male
Photo © by prabhatjee
Neora Valley, West Bengal, India, January-2018

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • N. s. sundara :
  • N. s. whistleri :
  • N. s. denotata:

[edit] Habitat

Broad-leafed evergreen and mixed conifer and deciduous forests, where they spend their time in bushes and the undergrowth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of invertebrates and larvae; particularly ants, beetles and cockchafers.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is built jointly by the pair and is constructed from moss, fern stems, leaves and fine roots.

[edit] References

  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)

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