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Brachypteryx hyperythra
Photo by James Eaton
Location: Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Predesh, N. E. India


Orange-chestnut plumage on its belly extending up to the throat. The rest of the plumage is a very dark blue, conspicuous short, white eyebrow. The pale bill turns black when the male is breeding. The female is slaty-brown above, dark brown face, pale rufous throat, and pale belly. Long, pink legs.


China, India, and Myanmar.



Moist lowland forest, montane forest and moist shrubland.


The diet includes beetles.

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