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Robin, Nilgiri Blue
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Myiomela major
Asia, Global, India, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but evidence suggests that it is moderately common within suitable habitat. ...
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The Nilgiri Blue Robin (Myiomela major), also known as Nilgiri Shortwing, White-bellied Shortwing or Rufous-bellied Shortwing refers to a kind of bird in the Muscicapidae family endemic to the Shola forests of the higher hills of southern India, mainly north of the Palghat Gap. Both the White-bellied Blue Robin and this species were once treated as sub-species of a single species (M. major) and in 2005 were elevated again to full species by Pamela C. Rasmussen, a treatment that is followed by a few lists. The genus placement remains uncertain. This small bird is found on the forest floor and undergrowth of dense forest patches sheltered in the valleys of montane grassland, a restricted and threatened habitat. ...
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