Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)


French: Yuhina de Bornéo German: Rotschopfyuhina Spanish: Yuhina de Borneo

Staphidia [sic] everetti


, 1887,

Kinabalu, north Borneo


Sometimes treated in genus Staphida, as in HBW, and occasionally in Minla (which genus is now placed in Leiotrichidae). In past, normally treated as conspecific with Y. castaniceps and Y. torqueola. Monotypic.


Mountain ranges of Borneo.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm. Crown and nape are rufous-tan with very slightly paler fringes, cutting sharply to dull olive-grey upperparts and darkish grey-brown upperwing and tail, tail... read more


Song apparently unreported. Contact calls are combinations of low quick “whit”, “chik” and “yik”... read more


Generally submontane and montane broadleaf evergreen forest, moss forest, also kerangas, forest... read more

Food and feeding

Insects such as moths (Lepidoptera); also seeds, berries and fruit, including those of Bridelia, Glochidion, ... read more


Nov–Aug in N (Sabah). Nest with four young seen attended by at least four adults, suggesting co-operative breeding. Nest a cup of... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA. Fairly common to common throughout range. Common in Sabah; in some places (e.g. Mt... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti). 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 16 September 2019).