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  Short-billed Minivet (female)

 

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An adult female Short-billed Minivet, which was spotted near Lumbini in southern Nepal, where it is a scarce resident.

 

Whereas adult males have a black head, black upperparts and scarlet underparts, females are grey above, with a yellow face, rump and underparts. In addition, the forehead, tail and long wings also have patches of yellow.

 

  Short-billed Minivet (female)

 

  Short-billed Minivet (female)

 

It is similar to the female Scarlet Minivet, but lacks the yellow patch on the secondaries and has a shorter bill. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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