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Brachypteryx montana, from the family Turdidae, has distinctively long legs with relatively short wings and tails. Mature males typically have a dark grayish blue color with a blackish head and concealed white eyebrows. Mature females normally have a variable amount of brown color and very little blue in the plumage. Immatures are brown and spotted with reddish buff. White-Browed Shortwing is a high-elevation mountain bird that prefers to live on or close to the forest floor. They are often found in dense mountain forests near small streams. Brachypteryx montana is found throughout the Himalayas, and mountainous portions of southeastern Asia, including the Indochinese Peninsula and the Philippines.