- Niltava sundara
15–18 cm (6-7 in)
- Pale blue crown
- Dark blue face, throat and upper back
- Sandy-brown underparts
There are 3 subspecies:
- N. s. sundara :
- N. s. whistleri :
- N. s. denotata:
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. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Rufous-bellied Niltava. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Rufous-bellied_Niltava