Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea
Red-faced Liocichla, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Red-faced Liocichla is distributed from Sikkim, north-east India and Bhutan to south China and southwards into Myanmar and Indochina.

Red-faced Liocichla, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

It is found in the dense undergrowth of evergreen forest and in dense secondary growth. It is a bit of a skulker and can be difficult to see as it forages unobrusively for berries, seeds and insects.

It is a fairly small, brown babbler but with a crimson face, crimson wings and tail.

Red-faced Liocichla, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

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

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