img
Birds

Small
Minivet

Least Concern

Stable

Small Minivet

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

The Small Minivet is a small passerine bird. This minivet is found in tropical southern Asia from the Indian subcontinent east to Indonesia.

The Small Minivet is a widespread and common resident breeding bird in thorn jungle and scrub. The nest is a cup-like structure into which two to four spotted eggs are laid and incubated by the female.

The Small Minivet is 20 cm long with a strong dark beak and long wings. The male differs from most other common minivets by having grey, not glossy black, upperparts and head, and orange underparts, fading to yellow on the belly, orange tail edges, rump and wing patches.

The female is grey above, with yellow underparts, tail edges, rump and wing patches. This minivet catches insects in trees by flycatching or while perched. The Small Minivet will form small flocks.

-

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    ছোট সাহেলি
  • Gujarati:
    નાનો રાજાલાલ
  • Hindi:
    सहेली
  • Malayalam:
    തീച്ചിന്നൻ
  • Marathi:
    निखार, छोटा गोमेट
  • Sanskrit:
    लघु विष्फुलिंग
  • Tamil:
    சிறிய மின்சிட்டு
Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
CAMPEPHAGIDAE
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Small Minivet

Range Map

Similar Birds

similar Birds you may like

img

Ashy Minivet

Pericrocotus divaricatus
Read more
img

Large Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina macei
Read more
img

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus
Read more
img

Orange Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus
Read more
img

Scarlet Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus speciosus
Read more
img

White-bellied Minivet

Pericrocotus erythropygius
Read more