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Species of Thailand

Rosy minivet

In 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 family Campephagidae. The male is distinguished from other minivets by having a deep pink/light red shade in wings and tail and the female having an olive/olive yellow rump as against bright yellow in other minivets. Both male and female are grey above.

Distribution

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 forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกพญาไฟสีกุหลาบ, nok phayaafai see kulaap

Synonyms

  • Muscicapa rosea, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1818)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Rosy minivet, Pericrocotus roseus in Thailand
Range map of Pericrocotus roseus in Thailand