White-browed shortwing

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White-browed shortwing
White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana Turdidae photographed in Doi Inthanon National Park on July 8 2013 by Devon Pike.jpg
Male white-browed shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) in Thailand.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Brachypteryx
Species: B. montana
Binomial name
Brachypteryx montana
Horsfield, 1822

The white-browed shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.

Illustration of the white-browed shortwing by J. G. Keulemans 1842-1912

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.White-browed Shortwing is a shy skulker, preferring to be on or near the ground, in the depths of dark vegetation, where it feeds on small insects, larvae, berries, seeds, sprouts and new buds of plants. The nest consists of moss and grass stems, placed in a dense shrub.[2]

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