- Pericrocotus brevirostris
19–20 cm (7½-7¾ in)
- Glossy blue-back head down to upper breast, mantle and scapulars
- Deep crimson back to uppertail-coverts
There are 4 subsp:
- P. b. brevirostris:
- P. b. affinis:
- P. b. neglectus:
- P. b. anthoides:
- South-western China (south-eastern Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong) to northern Vietnam
Open deciduous and evergreen forests, secondary grown and forest edges.
They forage in the foliage for both larval and adult arthropods.
Usually seen in pairs and can often be found in mixed species feeding flocks.
Their breeding season runs during March and April. They construct a neat cup formed from moss and lichen. It is placed on an outer branch of a tree about 10 m high. The clutch consists of 3 eggs.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Short-billed Minivet. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Short-billed_Minivet