Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. flaviventris, but differs in its ochreish-buff vs white throat and breast (2); whitish-centred rich ochreish-buff vs yellow belly to vent (3); browner upperparts (1); shorter bill (excluding the distant P. f. sindiana allow 2) and notably longer song phrase (at least 2)#R. Grouped in HBW with P. f. latrunculus, but differs in its much shorter bill (allow 2); strikingly longer tail (allow 3); stronger ochreish-buff belly to vent (2); shade browner, less grey upperparts (1); and (although latrunculus is vocally slightly different from other P. flaviventris) notably longer song phrase (at least 2). Monotypic.
NE Vietnam (Tonkin), S China (Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Hainan) and Taiwan.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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