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Alternative name: Ceylon Whistling-Thrush

Myophonus blighi
Male
Photo by firecrest15
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, March 2010

Identification

20cm

  • Dark blue plumage
  • Head and back darker
  • Bright blue shoulder patches, supercilium and forehead

Female

  • Brown upperparts
  • Chestnut underparts
  • Blue shoulder patch

Distribution

Mountain ravines of Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Montane riverside forests.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects, frogs, earthworms and berries.

Breeding

It nests in bushes or similar, laying 1 or 2 eggs in a neat cup-shaped nest on a ledge near water.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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