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Orange Minivet(Female)

Pericrocotus flammeus

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Orange Minivet
Pericrocotus cf. flammeus Orange Minivet
Orange Minivet(Female)
Pericrocotus flammeus Pericrocotus flammeus


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yes Bayucca, there are no objection to it. :))

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Aha, ID confirmed ;-)...

Thank you Bayucca for the ID and the information.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Pericrocotus sp., female (!) and I think it might be Pericrocotus flammeus looking at the range of Kerala. The other almost or identical Pericrocotus speciosus has probably a more northern range. But it definitely needs an Indian bird expert to take a look at it!! I am really not sure about the species!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eQiVlPppLOA/Uu...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Min...
http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?a...
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species...
The taxonomy is sometimes conflicting, one was formerly considered as a subspecies from the other, but I do not remember which one...

Thanks again Dilan for the iD.

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Feb 4, 2014

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