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Rosy minivet

Thai: นกพญาไฟสีกุหลาบ, nok phayaafai see kulaap

Binomial name: Pericrocotus roseus, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, 1818

The rosy minivet (Pericrocotus roseus) is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. Male is distinguished from other minivets by having deep pink/light red shade in wings and tail and female having olive /olive yellow rump as against bright yellow in other minivets. Both male and female are grey above.


It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In India, it is found in the Himalayas from west to east to Arunachal Pradesh and hills of Nagaland and Manipur. In winter in peninsula.

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

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Scientific classification

Pericrocotus roseus

Common names

  • Thai: นกพญาไฟสีกุหลาบ, nok phayaafai see kulaap

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Rosy minivet, Pericrocotus roseus in Thailand

Range map of Pericrocotus roseus in Thailand

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

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