Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Least Concern

Black-crowned Fulvetta (Schoeniparus klossi)


French: Pseudominla de Kloss German: Streifenkopf-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Fulveta coroninegra

Alcippe castaneiceps [sic] klossi

Delacour and Jabouille

, 1931,

Langbian Peaks, southern Annam


Formerly treated as conspecific with closely related S. castaneceps. Monotypic.


Langbian Plateau in S Annam (S Vietnam).

Descriptive notes

12–12·5 cm. Very small olive-brown and whitish babbler with black-and-white head pattern and pale rufous-ochre wingpanel. Crown and nape area are sooty black... read more


Song a long series of short, thin, shrill, high-pitched notes, starting stressed and trailing off... read more


Broadleaf everygreen forest, secondary growth, forest edge, at 1510–2100 m.

Food and feeding

Presumably small invertebrates. Occurs in pairs or in flocks, flocks sometimes quite large, moving quickly through lower storey to middle... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not assessed. Fairly common within tiny global rage. Present in Thuong Da Nhim and Chu Yang Sin Nature Reserves (Da Lat Plateau), where fairly common on Mt Lang Bian.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Black-crowned Fulvetta (Schoeniparus klossi). 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 on 26 April 2019).