Saturday, 6 April 2019

Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)

Latin Etymology: Pericrocotus ("very golden-yellow") divaricatus ("spread out")
Adult male Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus) at Angkor Thom, Cambodia - February 2019

Featured Subspecies: N/A
Weight: 21g  /  Length: 18-20cm  /  Wingspan: ?
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

The Ashy Minivet is a small passerine that feeds in the canopy in flocks, often in mixed species flocks.  It it breeds in the region of North China, Japan and Korea, and migrates into South-East Asia to Winter.  Here it shares it's range with the similar looking Swinhoe's Minivet, where the females of the two species may need a bit of attention to separate in the field.

Related Species:
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Pericrocotus
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic 

 - Sighting Locations -
CAMBODIA  Khmer name: ចេកទេសខ្មៅ-ស
A locally common Winter visitor.
 - CAMBODIA/SINGAPORE 2019 TRIP: Seen around Angkor Thom

Further Notes: BirdForum Opus, IUCN Red List, RSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-canto

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