Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina humilis)


French: Yuhina de Birmanie German: Graunackenyuhina Spanish: Yuhina birmana

Ixulus humilis

A. O. Hume

, 1877,

Mulayit Taung (16°11’ N, 98°32’ E), Tenasserim, Myanmar


See remarks under Y. flavicollis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • Y. h. clarki (Oates, 1894) – E Myanmar.
  • Y. h. humilis (A. O. Hume, 1877) – S Myanmar (N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • Descriptive notes

    12–12·5 cm. Nominate race has crown slightly milky warm mid-brown, nape milky grey-brown, medium-grey neck side and hindcollar; upperparts, upperwing and tail... read more


    Not adequately described. Flock-members utter low “chuck-chuck”, occasionally “... read more


    Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, pine and oak forest, at 1075–2275 m.

    Food and feeding

    Fruit, nectar and insects, last two taken at blossoms of small trees. Found in pairs or small parties.


    Apr in Myanmar and Feb in Thailand. One nest was a “sling” of moss c. 40 cm long,sewn along atwig c. 15 m above ground, with... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in (and responsible for defining) Myanmar-Thailand Mountains Secondary Area. Generally uncommon to locally common;... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina humilis). 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 18 January 2020).