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Dulong Gorge (独龙江)
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Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

Gould's Shortwing

Brachypteryx stellata

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Bizarrely for the cover-loving shortwings, this species breeds on treeless alpine slopes, where it takes shelter behind boulders instead of leaves. Coloration is unlike that of any other shortwing: bright rusty-orange above with an extremely finely barred throat and round white spots on the flanks. Descends into subalpine forests, where it can often be found in dense vegetation near streams.

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