Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus
Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan
There are three Minivet species, the
Short-billed, the Long-tailed and the Scarlet Minivets that look remarkably
similar. I hope that I have got the identification correct.
Please let me know if you think I have got them wrong. I think
that some of the images available on the internet have been
wrongly identified and I hope that I am not adding to the
The main visual feature differentiating the
various species is the shape of the wing patch. In the case of
the Short-billed Minivet, there is no red line along the edge of
the secondaries as there is on the Long-tailed Minivet P.
ethologus and there are no red spots at the tips of the
inner secondaries and tertials as is the case in the Scarlet
Minivet P. flammeus.
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