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Further research will undoubtedly add additional species to the listings. Examples of listed species at-risk include the Nimba flycatcher (Melaenornis annamarulae) of the Ivory Coast and Guinea (Vulnerable), the streaky-breasted jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias addita) of China (Near Threatened), the white-browed jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias insignis) of the Philippines (Vulnerable), the Grand Comoro flycatcher (Humblotia flavirostris) of the Comoro Islands (Endangered), the Lampobattang flycatcher (Ficedula bonthaina) of Indonesia (Endangered), the red-tailed newtonia (Newtonia fanovanae) of Madagascar (Vulnerable), and the banded wattle-eye (Platysteira laticincta) of Cameroon (Endangered).

Tall, coarse, open grassland. Often in wet areas. BEHAVIOR Usually solitary or in pairs. Scurries through dense grasses in a mouse-like manner. May form loose flocks in nonbreeding season. Male song, given during flight-display, is a nasal wheeze, followed by an explosive, liquid plook note. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS DISTRIBUTION Sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia, from Indian subcontinent to China, Taiwan, most of mainland Southeast Asia. FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET Insectivorous. Forages on or near ground.

The juvenile is brown with whitish spots and bluish wings and tail. However, some of these colors and patterns differ among geographic races. DISTRIBUTION A widespread species of the Indian subcontinent, occurring in India, southern Nepal, and Sri Lanka. HABITAT Occurs in open, dry forest and woodland, and also in wellvegetated gardens. Niltava grandis Resident 36 BEHAVIOR A nonmigratory species. Pairs of breeding birds defend a territory. Flits actively in the canopy. The song is a metallic trill of six to 10 notes.

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