Sichuan or east Tibet.
Closely related to T. obscurus, and sometimes considered conspecific#R#R; however, differs by its all-buff vs buff-bordered dark chestnut chin and upper throat (3); rufous-tan vs stone-white edges to belly and flank feathers (2); blue-grey vs buff-grey hue to back and rump feathers and less obviously to breast (2). Monotypic.
E Himalayas from SE Tibet to S Qinghai, W Sichuan and NW Yunnan (SC China) and extreme NE India (Arunachal Pradesh); single specimen from Quilian Mts, in Gansu (C China).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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