French: Zostérops à flancs marron German: Rostflanken-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos flanquirrufo
northern China = Shanghai and Tientsin
Extreme SE Russia (E Amurland, Ussuriland) and NE China (Heilongjiang), possibly reaching extreme N Korea; non-breeding S China, Myanmar, Thailand, NW Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
10·5–11·5 cm; 10–13 g. Male has black lores, olive side of the head, well-developed white eyering broken at front; olive-yellow above, rump and... read more
Loud song. Loud piercing, monosyllabic “tsee” (“lost-chick” call), or... read more
Breeding habitat includes groves, bushes, poplars (Populus), alder (Alnus)... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Usually in flocks, sometimes mixed with other small passerines, e.g. Northern Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus... read more
Little known. Season probably end May to Aug; fledglings found in Aug, also four fledglings attended by three adults in elm (Ulmus... read more
The most migratory species in family. Leaves breeding grounds in Sept, main stream of migrants... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common locally; not numerous on its breeding grounds. Large numbers seen in China, where many captured for food and cagebird trade. Recorded... read more
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