(aka Pomatorhinus erythrogenys)
There is some disagreement about the taxonomy of this species but the HBW and Birdlife International checklist now classifies it as Erythrogenys erythrogenys.
|The Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler is distributed from north-east Pakistan to Bhutan and in east Myanmar and
north-west Thailand. See the distribution map at Birdlife
International. It is found in thick scrub at forest edges and often near human settlement.
It has a long, decurved bill and above is olive-brown with orange-rufous on the sides of the head, the flanks and the vent. The centre of the breast and belly varies from white in some races to greyish as in this case.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.|
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