Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Male Long-tailed Minivet, Cheli La, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Paro, Bhutan
March 2008

See my note on Minivet identification on my Short-billed Minivet page. The Long-tailed Minivet was originally identified as Short-billed Minivet P. brevirostris until the error was corrected in 1914 and Long-tailed Minivet was described as a separate species..

The Long-tailed Minivet is distributed from Afghanistan along the Himalayas to central China and into Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina. During the winter most populations migrate south reaching well into India in some cases.

Male Long-tailed Minivet, Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

It is found in open forest at between 900 and 3650 metres during the breeding season.

Note the red line along the secondaries elongating the top edge of the red wing patch.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information on Avibase.

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