French: Alcippe à joues brunes German: Graukopfalcippe Spanish: Fulveta cariparda
Other common names:
Thimalia [sic] poioicephala
Coonoor Ghat, Nilgiri Hills, India
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. brucei
A. O. Hume, 1870 – C & S India.
A. p. poioicephala
(Jerdon, 1841) – Indian Brown-cheeked Fulvetta – Western Ghats, in W India.
A. p. fusca
Godwin-Austen, 1877 – E Bangladesh and NE India (S Assam) E to N, NW & NC Myanmar.
A. p. phayrei
Blyth, 1845 – SW Myanmar (E to R Irrawaddy).
A. p. haringtoniae
E. J. O. Hartert, 1909 – E Myanmar and NW Thailand.
A. p. alearis
(Bangs & Van Tyne, 1930) – S China (S Yunnan), N & C Laos, N Vietnam (W Tonkin) and N Thailand.
A. p. karenni
Robinson & Kloss, 1923 – Oriental Brown-cheeked Fulvetta – SE & S Myanmar (S to N Tenasserim) and adjacent W Thailand.
A. p. davisoni
Harington, 1915 – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and N peninsular Thailand.
16·5 cm; 17–23 g. Relatively large “nun-babbler” with greyish-buff head side, distinctly buff underparts; lacks white eyering. Nominate race has... read more
Sings with repeated pleasant phrases of spaced, fairly even notes, which usually rise at end,... read more
Bushes and small trees in evergreen and mixed moist deciduous forest, teak, secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Ants and other insects; also nectar, particularly of Erythrina. Usually found in parties of 6–10 individuals, sometimes up... read more
Jan–Nov in India, Mar–Sept in Bangladesh and Jan–Sept in SE Asia. Nest a roughly built compact deep cup, sometimes almost... read more
Resident; described as a local migrant in Kaziranga National Park, in India, but this not... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In India, common in W Mysore S to W Tamil Nadu; locally very common in hills of peninsular India; uncommon in Kaziranga and Nameri National Parks (... read more
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