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Rufous-winged Philentoma Philentoma pyrhoptera pyrhoptera   - Male
Rufous-winged Philentoma
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :trail through primary jungle, Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 15 July 2014
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Vangidae - Philentomas & Woodshrikes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I last saw these locally 'Near Threatened bordering on Vulnerable' Rufous-winged Philentomas exactly one year ago but at a different forest reserve. A pair was seen today with the male either moulting or immature. At one point the male was singing directly overhead but the dark canopy precluded any good images.

I am more certain about calls and there are 3 common ones – the classical loud two syllable whistle (sonogram here); a single syllable whistle describes as ‘twe-ii’ by Lekagul and Round (I have recordings made today); and a harsh scolding sound very much like that of Pied Fantails.

- Amar

Taxonomic Notes :Gender agreement follows:
David, N. & Gosselin, M. (2002) Gender agreement of avian species names. - Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 122: 14-49.
David, N. & Gosselin, M. (2002) The grammatical gender of avian genera. - Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 122: 257-282.
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