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Species of Thailand

Lesser shortwing

Binomial name: Brachypteryx leucophris, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1828

The lesser shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophris) is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.

It is found in south-eastern Asia, Sumatra, Java and the Lesser Sundas. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Brachypteryx
Species
Brachypteryx leucophris

Synonyms

  • Brachypteryx leucophris, Josep del Hoyo et al. (2005)
  • Brachypteryx leucophrys, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1827)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Brachypteryx leucophrys - Lesser shortwing (female)
Brachypteryx leucophrys - Lesser shortwing (male)

Range Map

Range map of Brachypteryx leucophris in Thailand