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Birds

Orange
Minivet

Least Concern

Decreasing

Orange Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus

It is found in southeast India and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Scarlet Minivet.

It is a large minivet with isolated orange (male) or yellow (female) patch on tertials. Male has deep orange underparts. Female has colder grey-brown underparts than Scarlet Minivet, with less yellow on forehead and darker grey ear coverts.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    રાજાલાલ
  • Malayalam:
    തീക്കുരുവി
  • Marathi:
    नारिंगी गोमेट
  • Tamil:
    குங்குமப் பூச்சிட்டு
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
CAMPEPHAGIDAE
Pericrocotus flammeus

Orange Minivet

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