White-browed Shortwing – Natural Bird Sound

White-browed Shortwing – Natural Bird Sound

The white-browed shortwing is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

White-browed Shortwing is a shy skulker, preferring to be on or near the ground, in the depths of dark vegetation. It feeds on small insects, larvae, berries, seeds, sprouts and new buds of plants. The nest consists of moss and grass stems, placed in a dense shrub.

The male bird has a striking white eyebrow line. The body is roughly olive brown. The feathers are slightly lighter under the body, with indistinct pale spots, the center of the abdomen is milky white, and the wings are short and only reach the base of the tail feathers.

The female bird is similar to the male bird, but the body plumage is lighter, and the white eyebrow line is not obvious.

The first formal description of the white-browed shortwing was by the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield in 1821.

Distribution: Indonesia, Philippines, middle and high altitude mountains in Taiwan.

Video Source: 小翼鶇/White-browed Shortwing from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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