Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

White-naped Yuhina (Yuhina bakeri)


Taxonomy

French: Yuhina à nuque blanche German: Rotkopfyuhina Spanish: Yuhina nuquiblanca
Taxonomy:

Yuhina bakeri

Rothschild

, 1926,

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

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).

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Possible song a hurried series of high thin notes repeated every 1–3 seconds, “tsu’tsu’tsu”... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). White-naped Yuhina (Yuhina bakeri). 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/59405 on 21 October 2017).