Pu-an-ting, south-west Guizhou, China.
In past, often treated as conspecific with P. affinis, but differs in morphology, voice and habitat; molecular study#R indicates not closely related. Form “arcanus”, based on three specimens from W Nepal (in Jan and Apr) and described as race of present species, is a synonym of Horornis flavolivaceus (which see). Monotypic.
C, S & SE China (SE Qinghai E to S Shaanxi, Jiangxi and Fujian, S to N & E Yunnan, S Guangxi and N & E Guangdong) and N Vietnam (W Tonkin); non-breeding S China (S Yunnan E to Zhejiang), N & E Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (E Tonkin).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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