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Sholicola major (Jerdon, 1841) – Nilgiri Sholakili

Taxonomic Notes:

This has in the past been known as the White-bellied Blue Robin (S. albiventris) and Rufous-bellied Shortwing/Nilgiri Shortwing/Nilgiri Blue Robin (S. major) that occur south and north of the Palghat Gap, respectively. A new genus, Sholicola, has also been recently proposed to circumscribe major, albiventris and ashambuensis (in Ashambu Hills of southern Kerala) as three distinct species (Robin et al. 2017).

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References:
Robin, V. V., C. K. Vishnudas, P. Gupta, F. E. Rheindt, D. M. Hooper, U. Ramakrishnan, and S. Reddy. 2017. Two new genera of songbirds represent endemic radiations from the shola sky islands of the Western Ghats, India. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17:31.


Aves > Passeriformes > Muscicapidae > Sholicola


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2019. Sholicola major (Jerdon, 1841) – Nilgiri Sholakili. Birds of India Consortium (eds.). Birds of India, v. 1.74. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1848/Sholicola-major
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