Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula
(aka Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula)
Chestnut-tailed Minla, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Bhutan
April 2008

The Bar-throated Minla is distributed from north-west India through the Himalayas to south China and southwards to the Malay Peninsula. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Chestnut-tailed Minla, Tashigang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

It is found in a variety of different forest types mainly from 1,800 to 3,750 metres where it feeds on insects, berries and seeds.

It is a small babbler with an orange crown and grey back. The wings are grey, black and orange and the tail has yellow sides. The chin is orange-yellow with black and white bars on the throat and the remaining underparts are greyish yellow.

Chestnut-tailed Minla, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

There is additional information available on Avibase.

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