Red tailed minla

Red-tailed-minla

Red tailed minla is small, brown backed babbler.

How does the bird appear…

It shows black crown and mask with white supercillium. Underparts are pale yellow. Wings are black with red to yellow outer trims. Female is duller than male and have paler grayish-brown upperparts, plaer pinkish-yellow to whitish flight-feather trim and whiter tail tip. Juveniles have some faint dark scaling below.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed broadleaf-conifer forest, oak and rhododendron forest

Food

It feeds mainly on insects and their larvae but also takes seeds.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds from April to June. It builds small, beautiful pendant like nest and place in bush fork or bushy tree.

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