Rufous-bellied Niltava (Niltava sundara) - HBW 11, p. 160
French: Gobemouche sundara
Spanish: Papamoscas Sundara
Other common names: Beautiful/Black-and-orange/Orange-bellied/Sundara Niltava
Taxonomy: Niltava Sundara Hodgson, 1837, Nepal.
May form a superspecies with N. davidi and N. sumatrana; has previously been considered conspecific with one or both. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- whistleri Ticehurst, 1926 - NW Himalayas of N Pakistan and N India.
- sundara Hodgson, 1837 - C & E Himalayas and S China (SE Xizang, W Yunnan) S to Myanmar (except E & SE).
- denotata Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914 - breeds E Myanmar and S China (Shaanxi and W Hubei S to E Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou); non-breeding S to N Thailand and N Indochina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male perched in a bush and flying away Locality Yingjiang, Yunnan, China (Southern) (ssp sundara)
Keith Blomerley 7 November 2007 6 years ago 27 sec 4.2
eating bird Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 December 2010 3 years ago 39 sec 3.9
Male perched Locality Pokhara, Nepal (ssp sundara)
Greg Baker 5 March 2009 3 years ago 17 sec 3.6
female bird on a log Locality Doi Inthanon National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 25 January 2014 5 weeks ago 21 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 8 photos
A fabulous species
Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Jorge Chinchilla 15 February 2011 2 years ago 4.7
A male bird perched
Locality Mukteshwar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 23 May 2013 25 weeks ago 4.4
One of the most beautiful birds found in northern India. Captured this image in Jim Corbett National park .
RAM MALLYA 1 March 2010 3 years ago 4.3
The Rufous-bellied Niltava (Male). Sitting on a tree branch in front of a water stream , and possibly giving a call to its femal
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
shekharb 21 February 2014 6 weeks ago 4
A fair was seen
Locality Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, South Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 40 weeks ago 4
An adult male.
Locality Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 28 July 2013 36 weeks ago 3.6
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