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Large Niltava

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==Identification== ==Identification==

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Male below, juvenile above Photo by Laurence Poh  Cameron Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia
Male below, juvenile above
Photo by Laurence Poh
Cameron Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia
Niltava grandis



8 in (20 cm)

  • Dark-blue back
  • Blue top of the head
  • Black mask through the eyes
  • Black throat
  • Orange-rufous belly


  • Olive-brown
  • Lighter belly

Juvenile - light-brown with whitish spots

FemalePhoto by galee
Photo by galee


Nepal, Bhutan, western India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and southwest China.


Large Niltava has four subspecies:

  • N. g. grandis:
  • N. g. griseiventris:
  • Southern China (south-eastern Yunnan)
  • N. g. decipiens:
  • N. g. decorata:
  • Southern Laos (Langbian Plateau)


Humid, dense, broad-leafed forest, often near a stream.



Diet includes insects and small fruits.


The nest is cup-shaped formed from mosses and placed among rocks, beside a tree-trunk, or in a shallow cavity in a rotten stump.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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