Rosy minivet

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Rosy minivet
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Pericrocotus
P. roseus
Binomial name
Pericrocotus roseus
(Vieillot, 1818)
  • Muscicapa rosea Vieillot, 1818

The rosy minivet (Pericrocotus roseus) is a species of bird in the family Campephagidae. The male is distinguished from other minivets by having a deep pink/light red shade in wings and tail and the female having an olive/olive yellow rump as against bright yellow in other minivets. Both male and female are grey above.


It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In India, it is found in the Himalayas from west to east to Arunachal Pradesh and hills of Nagaland and Manipur. In winter in peninsula. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Pericrocotus roseus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22706728A130426419. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22706728A130426419.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.