French: Yuhina à nuque blanche German: Rotkopfyuhina Spanish: Yuhina nuquiblanca
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
E Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh S to N Cachar, in S Assam) and N Myanmar, and adjacent parts of China (SE Xizang, NW Yunnan).
12–13·5 cm; 14–24 g. Relatively stout-billed yuhina with rufescent-brown head, white nape and throat, silvery-streaked ear-coverts, strong crest. Crown, lower... read more
Possible song a hurried series of high thin notes repeated every 1–3 seconds, “tsu’tsu’tsu”... read more
Primary and secondary broadleaf evergreen forest, at 300–2200 m.
Food and feeding
Insects and berries. Found in parties of 5–10 individuals, sometimes 30, outside breeding season; sometimes in association with mixed... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest, built by both sexes, a cup-shaped or dome-shaped structure of moss mixed with dead leaves, roots and bits of bracken,... read more
Resident; some seasonal altitudinal displacement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. Very rare and local in SE Nepal. Bhutan probably holds important population, as it... read more
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