French: Liopare à poitrine dorée German: Goldgrasmücke Spanish: Fulveta dorada
no locality = Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. chrysotis
(Blyth, 1845) – Himalayan Golden-breasted Fulvetta – C Nepal E to NE India (W Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
L. c. albilineatus
Koelz, 1954 – NE India (Nagaland, Manipur).
L. c. forresti
(Rothschild, 1926) – NE Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan).
L. c. swinhoii
(#R J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – Chinese Golden-breasted Fulvetta – SC China from SE Gansu, S Shaanxi and C Sichuan S to Guangxi, SE Hunan and N Guangdong.
L. c. amoenus
(Mayr, 1941) – S China (SE Yunnan) and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
L. c. robsoni
(J. C. Eames, 2002) – Annam Golden-breasted Fulvetta – C Vietnam (C Annam).
10–11·5 cm; 5–10 g. Colourful fulvetta, blackish-grey above with silvery ear-coverts and orange-yellow underparts, wing flashes and outer tail. Male... read more
Song a rather rapid, very thin, piercing, high-pitched 5-note “si-si-si-si-suu” or... read more
Dense undergrowth, usually dominated by bamboo, in and adjacent to temperate forest. At 2055–... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, small berries and seeds. Found in pairs, or in parties of up to 20–30 or even 50 individuals outside breeding season (... read more
Season May–Jun in India, and present on breeding grounds mid-May to Oct in Bhutan; Apr–Jun in Myanmar and China. Nest... read more
Resident; some local seasonal altitudinal displacements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rather uncommon to fairly common. Very local in WC & E Nepal. Frequently recorded in Bhutan throughout temperate zone, but scarce in W... read more
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