Pygmy Cupwing Pnoepyga pusilla
(aka Pygmy Wren-Babbler)
Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Mo Chu Valley, Punakha, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Mo Chu Valley, Punakha, Bhutan
March 2008

The Pygmy Cupwing is distributed from Nepal through the Himalayas to south and east China and southwards through Indochina and the Malaysian Peninsula to Indonesia.

It is found low down or on the ground in the dense undergrowth of evergreen and secondary forest where it feeds on ants, spiders, snails and larvae.

It is a tiny bird with a tiny tail mostly hidden by the wings. Underparts are scaled  while the browny-olive back has buff spots on the wing-coverts.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase .
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