Acanthopneuste trochiloides claudiae
La Touche, 1922,
Mengzi, south-eastern Yunnan.
Until recently considered conspecific with P. reguloides and P. goodsoni, but separated on basis of deep molecular divergence#R and vocal differences#R. This arrangement provisionally accepted here pending further evidence on voice, distribution and habitat, although the taxon currently fails to meet required criteria under the scoring system used herein, differing in its whitish vs dull yellowish-white supercilium and underparts (1); marginally less white in tail (ns); and relatively distinctive song (a simple repeated note; score 3), although a second song type is virtually inseparable from songs of others (implications unknown). Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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