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 3.9
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 4 years ago 17 sec 3.9
bird feeding on a log Locality Doi Lang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 21 January 2014 23 weeks ago 22 sec 3.7
bird feeding on a log Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 20 January 2014 23 weeks ago 25 sec 3.5
female bird on a log Locality Doi Inthanon National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp denotata)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 25 January 2014 36 weeks ago 21 sec 3.4
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A fabulous species
Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Jorge Chinchilla 15 February 2011 2 years ago 4.8
Male bird perched
Locality Taipei City, Taiwan
Dave Irving 9 March 2013 6 weeks ago 4.6
A male bird perched
Locality Mukteshwar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 23 May 2013 1 year 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 4 years ago 4.3
Rufous-bellied Niltava (Niltava sundara)
Locality Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India
Jacques Erard 5 January 2014 10 weeks ago 4.1
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 37 weeks ago 4
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