Monday, February 11, 2013

Manipur Fulvetta at Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India.


Manipur Fulvetta (Fulvetta manipurensis)
French: Fulvetta du Manipur German: Streifenkehlalcippe Spanish: Fulveta de Manipur
Other common names: Manipur Fulvetta

Other common names: Streak-throated Fulvetta

Family: Sylviidae (Sylviid Babblers)

Taxonomy:  Proparus manipurensis Ogilvie-Grant, 1906, Owenkulno Peak, Manipur, India.
Genus commonly merged with Alcippe. Formerly treated as conspecific with F. cinereiceps and F. formosana. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution :
  • manipurensis ( Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) - NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh S to S Assam and N Manipur), W & N Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
  • tonkinensis ( Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) - S China (SE Yunnan) and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
IUCN Red List Status & Threats :        
Least Concern.

Habitat & Altitude:
Habitat (level 1)
Habitat (level 2)
Importance
Occurrence
Forest
Subtropical/ Tropical Moist Montane
Major
Resident
Shrubland
Subtropical/ Tropical High altitude
Suitable
Resident
Altitude
1400 - 2800 m

About the Photograph:
On the return from Mayodia, we had a brief walk for an hour along the road, Chewang was quick to identify and spot the bird, but we would hardly see it in the dark bushes, this shot was taken at low ISO  to avoid overexposure but only the tail was visible in the image and the rest of the image was totally black, the Shadows & Highlights option in Photoshop works magic at a time.

References:
1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/ 
2. http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
3. http://www.birdlife.org/
 
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1 comment:

  1. Amazing picture as usual Prasanna. and information that you provided is too so knowledgeable. thanks and thumbs up to you

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