Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina humilis)


Taxonomy

French: Yuhina de Birmanie German: Graunackenyuhina Spanish: Yuhina birmana
Taxonomy:

Ixulus humilis

A. O. Hume

, 1877,

Mulayit Taung (16°11’ N, 98°32’ E), Tenasserim, Myanmar

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See remarks under Y. flavicollis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • Y. h. clarki (Oates, 1894) – E Myanmar.
  • Y. h. humilis (A. O. Hume, 1877) – S Myanmar (N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • Descriptive notes

    12–12·5 cm. Nominate race has crown slightly milky warm mid-brown, nape milky grey-brown, medium-grey neck side and hindcollar; upperparts, upperwing and tail... read more

    Voice

    Not adequately described. Flock-members utter low “chuck-chuck”, occasionally “... read more

    Habitat

    Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, pine and oak forest, at 1075–2275 m.

    Food and feeding

    Fruit, nectar and insects, last two taken at blossoms of small trees. Found in pairs or small parties.

    Breeding

    Apr in Myanmar and Feb in Thailand. One nest was a “sling” of moss c. 40 cm long,sewn along atwig c. 15 m above ground, with... read more

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in (and responsible for defining) Myanmar-Thailand Mountains Secondary Area. Generally uncommon to locally common;... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina humilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/59407 on 21 October 2017).