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

Tashigang, Bhutan
April 2008

The Red-tailed Minla is distributed from central Nepal eastwards into central and southern China and south into Myanmar and Indochina.

It is found in a variety of forest types but most often in oak or rhododendron. In Bhutan it is mainly between 1,800 and 3,200 metres.

It is a small babbler with a black crown and broad eyestripe separated by a white supercilium with a white throat below. There is a red panel on the wings and the edge of the tail is also red. The mantle is maroon-brown on the male and olive-brown on the female.

There is more information available via Avibase .

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