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Fiery minivet

Thai: นกพญาไฟเล็กคอดำ, nok phayaafai lek kho dam

Binomial name: Pericrocotus igneus, Edward Blyth, 1846

The fiery minivet (Pericrocotus igneus) is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Campephagidae
Genus
Pericrocotus
Species
Pericrocotus igneus

Common names

  • Thai: นกพญาไฟเล็กคอดำ, nok phayaafai lek kho dam

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Fiery minivet (female)

Fiery minivet (female)

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Fiery minivet (male)

Fiery minivet (male)

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Distribution map of Fiery minivet, Pericrocotus igneus in Thailand

Range map of Pericrocotus igneus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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