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White-browed shortwing

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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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Brachypteryx montana (female)
White-browed shortwing
White-browed shortwing (female)
White-browed shortwing (male)

Range Map

Range map of Brachypteryx montana in Thailand