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Scarlet Minivet

Scarlet Minivet

Scarlet Minivet is found in the lower Himalayas upto 2700 m.It is also known as the orange minivet.It has brilliant colored feathers from scarlet to bright orange. The males have black heads, black shoulders, wings and central tail feathers. While females have grey heads and bright yellow bodies, black wings and central tail feathers. The scarlet minivet measures about 20 cm or 8 inches including the tail which is nearly half as long as the entire body. The minivet feeds on a variety of creatures, which it scares out of foliage by beating its wings hard and pushing out the prey.