Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Streaked Barwing (Sibia souliei)


Taxonomy

French: Actinodure de Soulié German: Tonkinmeisenhäherling Spanish: Sibia de Tonkín
Taxonomy:

Actinodura Souliei

Oustalet

, 1897,

Tzeku, north-western Yunnan, China

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Statement in HBW that race griseinucha considerably different from nominate and possibly a full species not well supported by specimen evidence, but status still merits study. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • S. s. souliei (Oustalet, 1897) – SC & S Sichuan and extreme NW Yunnan, in SC China.
  • S. s. griseinucha (Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – S China (C & SE Yunnan) and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • Descriptive notes

    21–23 cm. Relatively short-tailed rufous barwing with elongate and pointed crown feathers forming floppy crest, silvery ear-coverts and crown, heavy dark brown... read more

    Voice

    Song undocumented. Calls include soft contact notes and harsh loud churrs in alarm, similar to... read more

    Habitat

    Broadleaf evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, open fir forest with bamboo, at 1700–3300 m,... read more

    Food and feeding

    Mainly invertebrates. Often in small, slow-moving parties; joins bird waves.

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    Resident; minor altitudinal movements recorded during cold weather and heavy snowfall.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon but distinctly under-recorded. Uncommon in China, where scarce at Emei Shan Protected Scenic Area. Uncommon in N Vietnam, where scarce in... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Streaked Barwing (Sibia souliei). 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/59670 on 21 October 2017).