Helan Mts and Gansu.
Until recently considered conspecific with C. thura, but split confidently indicated#R#R on basis of its broken vs complete postocular dark line in male (1); more distinct white upper edge to pink supercilium in male (1); clear whitish vs rusty-washed breast in female (1); significant difference in call, with shorter notes (2) delivered at higher pace (2) and on same pitch (ns)#R (although only nominate has been checked). Reported differences in biometrics (bill, wing and tail)#R not apparent in museum material consulted, but molecular evidence supports the split#R; even so, confirmation of constant vocal and morphological differences in all subspecies highly desirable. Proposed race charmensis (described from Kyimpu Le La at c. 4000 m, between Chayul and Charme, on SE Tibetan Plateau) synonymized with femininus. Three subspecies recognized.
A female (probably of race femininus) recorded in Mishmi Hills, in extreme NE India, in May 2016#R represents the first record of this species for the Indian Subcontinent.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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