Binomial name: Brachypteryx montana, Thomas Horsfield, 1822
The white-browed shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.
It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. White-browed Shortwing 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.
The first formal description of the white-browed shortwing was by the America naturalist Thomas Horsfield in 1821. He used the present binomial name Brachypteryx montana.
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- Brachypteryx montana
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)