Birds of Sattal

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

Typical treecreeper, brown above and white below with a short decurved bill and a long stiff tail. White is brightest on the throat and fades into gray on the lower breast and belly. Fine dark barring on the tail distinguishes this species from otherwise identical relatives in its range. Inhabits high-altitude coniferous and mixed forests, …

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Scaly-breasted Cupwing

Adorable tiny bird that loosely resembles a minute tailless wren. Warm dark brown above with rufous overtones, and scaled below; pale-morph birds have white edgings to black “scales,” while dark-morph birds have edgings that are coffee-stain tan. Extremely similar to Chinese and Pygmy Cupwings. Readily separated from Chinese Cupwing by range, except in overlap zone …

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