Rufous-bellied Niltava – Natural Bird Sound

Rufous-bellied Niltava – Natural Bird Sound

The rufous-bellied niltava is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Feature:
Body length 16 cm. Iris brown. Mouth black, feet grey.

Male and female are different.

The male has black forehead, face, front of the eyes, and around the eyes, bright blue from the top of the head to the back of the neck, shoulders, waist, and tail coverts, and there is an obvious light blue horizontal spot on the side of the neck. Back dark blue, wings dark purple blue or black. Chin and throat black with dark blue luster, chest and abdomen orange-yellow.

The forehead of the female bird is light brown, the front of the eyes, around the eyes, the face, and the ear feathers are yellowish brown, the top of the head to the back of the neck is blue-taupe, the coverts on the waist and tail are reddish-brown, and there is a slender light blue horizontal spot on the side of the neck. The back is grey-brown. The chin, throat, and upper chest are pale yellow, with a white horizontal spot on the upper chest; the lower chest, abdomen, and flanks are olive brown; the abdomen and tail coverts are gray.

Video Source: 棕腹仙鶲/Rufous-bellied Niltava from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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