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Scarlet Minivet (female)

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Corvidae

Scarlet Minivet
Scarlet Minivet (female) - image © Rajiv Lather

Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus) is a resident in Himalayas and hills of India. Five sub-species - P. f. speciosus, P. F. fraterculus, P. f. andamanensis, P. f. flammeus, and P. f. semiruber.

Size: 21 cm   Weight: 29 gm

Identification: The Scarlet Minivet is a songbird that is also known as the Orange Minivet. It is distinguished from other Minivets by its brilliant colored feathers, which are described as scarlet to a fiery orange color. The colors of the male are black and orange-red to scarlet. The female is gray and olive-yellow above, yellow below with 2 yellow bars on black wings. The juvenile male shares the same coloration as the female until it reaches maturity. The song of the Scarlet Minivet is described as a pleasant whistling sung in flight or perched.

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