Family Old World Warblers and Parrotbills (Sylviidae)

Least Concern

Chinese Fulvetta (Fulvetta striaticollis)


French: Fulvetta montagnarde German: Berggrasmücke Spanish: Fulveta china

Siva striaticollis

J. P. Verreaux

, 1871,

#R, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois” = Muping [Paohing], south-east Xizang, China




S China: S Gansu S to SE & E Xizang, extreme NW Yunnan and W & C Sichuan.

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm. Relatively drab small fulvetta, brown above, whitish below, with streaks on throat and breast. Crown and nape are buffish-tinged or biscuit-tinged mid-brown,... read more


Song a simple “ti tsew” or “tsi chuu”, first note rising, second one falling. Calls with short low... read more


Shrubbery, rhododendron, and prickly oak (Quercus ilex), at 2200–4300 m;... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Forages in pairs or small groups, low down in vegetation.


Season Jun–Jul in Xizang, Jul–Aug in rest of range. Nest made of grass, covered with moss and lichen on outside, lined with... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common; present in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, in N Sichuan.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Chinese Fulvetta (Fulvetta striaticollis). 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 25 February 2020).