French: Babaxe lancéolé German: Bartstreifhäherling Spanish: Babax chino
J. P. Verreaux
#R, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois” = Muping [Paohing], south-east Xizang, China
Subspecies and Distribution
G. l. bonvaloti
(Oustalet, 1892) – S China (WC Sichuan S to SE Xizang and NW Yunnan).
G. l. lanceolatus
(J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – C & S China (S Gansu, S Shaanxi and W Hubei, S to C & N Yunnan, C & E Sichuan and N Guizhou) and NE & C Myanmar.
G. l. latouchei
(Stresemann, 1929) – SE China (S Guizhou, N & C Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian).
22·5–29·5 cm; 56–105 g. Relatively pale-plumaged babax with bold brown and grey streaks above, creamy white with long brown flank streaks below.... read more
Songs of nominate race include clear, quite jolly “wee-wer-choh, whí” or “... read more
Open broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edge, second growth, thin forest and more open hillsides... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and seeds. Found in pairs or family parties. Forages typically on ground or in low vegetation, occasionally ascending trees to 2... read more
Season Mar–Aug. Nest reportedly a loose but well-defined open cup, made of fir, dead bamboo and other leaves, grass stems, weed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common in China, where recently recorded in Cenwanglaoshan Nature Reserve, in Guangxi; apparently rather local in Guangdong... read more
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