Rufous-bellied niltava

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Rufous-bellied niltava
Rufous-bellied niltava in Nepal.jpg
Male in Nepal
Rufous-bellied niltava (Female).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Niltava
N. sundara
Binomial name
Niltava sundara
Hodgson, 1837

The rufous-bellied niltava (Niltava sundara) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

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It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Rufous-bellied niltava measures 15–18 cm and weighs 19–24 g. It is a large, stocky and brightly coloured flycatcher with rounded head shape, fairly short tail and broad-based bill.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Niltava sundara". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.