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
eating bird Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 December 2010 2 years ago 39 sec 4
A male perched in a bush and flying away Locality Yingjiang, Yunnan, China (Southern) (ssp sundara)
Keith Blomerley 7 November 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 3.9
Male perched Locality Pokhara, Nepal (ssp sundara)
Greg Baker 5 March 2009 3 years ago 17 sec 3.6
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A fabulous species
Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Jorge Chinchilla 15 February 2011 1 year ago 4.8
A male bird perched
Locality Mukteshwar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 23 May 2013 7 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
A fair was seen
Locality Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, South Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 21 weeks ago 4
An adult male.
Locality Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 28 July 2013 18 weeks ago 3.6
Name of species- Niltava sumatranaCommon Name- Rufous-vented Niltava Family- MuscicapidaeStatus- Very uncommonPhoto taken on- 24
Locality Dehradun, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Devendra Bhardwaj 24 December 2011 14 weeks ago 2.8
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