Hoary-throated Barwing (Actinodura nipalensis)

The Hoary-throated Barwing is a songbird found in parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Timaliidae family and is known for its beautiful plumage, distinctive call, and unique behavior.

The Hoary-throated Barwing has a striking appearance, with a black mask around its eyes, greyish-brown feathers on its head, a white patch on its cheeks, and a conspicuous white throat. The bird is primarily olive-green in color, with a short, sturdy beak.

These birds are known for their social and vocal behavior. They live in large groups, often consisting of more than a dozen individuals, and communicate with a variety of calls and songs. They are also known to engage in communal roosting and foraging, where several individuals will work together to find food.

The Hoary-throated Barwing is primarily found in the hilly and mountainous regions of the eastern Himalayas, as well as parts of northeast India and Myanmar. They can also be found in parts of Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Vietnam.

The Hoary-throated Barwing is a primarily frugivorous bird, meaning it primarily feeds on fruit. However, they have also been known to feed on insects, spiders, and small mammals. Their diet can vary seasonally, with more fruits being consumed during the winter months when other food sources are scarce.

Conservation efforts for the Hoary-throated Barwing have been limited due to a lack of information on its population status. However, due to their range being in areas that are relatively well-protected, their population is believed to be stable. They are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

In conclusion, the Hoary-throated Barwing is a fascinating bird with unique behavior and striking plumage. Although we could learn more about their population status, it seems that they are doing well and have a range that is relatively secure. As we continue to learn more about this and other bird species, we will be better equipped to conserve them for future generations to enjoy.

Other names

Actinodura nipalensis



Hoary-throated Barwing

actinodura del Nepal



kudravi drozdalj

timálie ojíněná


Nepalese Streepvleugel


Actinodure du Népal


Alabarrata golavillosa


nepalinė aktinodura


prążkopiór nepalski


Непальская сибия

prúžkavec sivohrdlý

Sibia nepalesa


Tepeli Yazılıkanat

сибія непальська

Nepālas raibspārnis