Blue Shortwing

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The Blue Shortwing is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Blue Shortwing Brachypteryx montana - 1 heard and seen east of Alishan 17 Nov Collared Bush Robin Erithacus johnstoniae - Seen regularly in forested areas at mid to high-elevation Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus - 3 birds at the top of Alishan 17 Nov Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus - Regularly seen along rivers and streams at mid to high-elevation Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus - Seen in small numbers at More

Wren Babbles, Blue Shortwing and the elusive Crimson Headed Partridge, another Kinabalu endemic. A sight of the Whitehead’s Trogon concludes the day. Then proceed to check into Kinabalu Pine Resort/similar, where you will enjoy a steamboat dinner. More

heard-only Taiwan Blue Shortwing (this would be rectified the next morning when most of us were treated to excellent views of this tiny songster). For a lucky few, the only Mikado Pheasant of the tour walked across the trail just before a heavy rainstorm hastened our departure. More

Blue Shortwing, that we might have missed or only had poor views of earlier. We’ll also look for regional specialities such as the attractive Rusty Laughingthrush before heading back to our hotel. Night near Wulu Forest. Day 8: We’ll leave our hotel early and drive south to Taitung where we’ll take a short, 20-minute, flight to the spectacular volcanic Lanyu, or Orchid, Island off Taiwan’s south-eastern corner. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Brachypteryx
Species : montana
Authority : Horsfield, 1822