Species of Thailand
Brachypteryx cruralis, Edward Blyth, 1843
(In Thai: นกปีกสั้นสีน้ำเงิน)
The Himalayan shortwing (Brachypteryx cruralis) is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.
It is found in South-east Asia from the Himalayas to southern China, northwestern Thailand and northern Indochina. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It 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.
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Brachypteryx cruralis
- Thai: นกปีกสั้นสีน้ำเงิน