French: Paradoxornis de Verreaux German: Goldstirn-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro dorado
“le Thibet oriental”; type specimen from Baoxing, Sichuan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
S. v. verreauxi
Sharpe, 1883 – C China (NC to SC Sichuan, and SE Shaanxi S to SW Hubei).
S. v. craddocki
Bingham, 1903 – extreme E Myanmar (E of R Salween) E to N Laos and extreme N Vietnam (W Tonkin, NW part of E Tonkin), and S China disjunctly in C Yunnan (Ailao Shan), E Guangxi (Yao Shan), S Hunan and N Guangdong.
S. v. pallida
La Touche, 1922 – N Fujian, in E China.
S. v. morrisoniana
Ogilvie-Grant, 1906 – Taiwan.
11·5 cm; 5–7 g. Nominate race has rich rufous-brown crown and nape, area round eye heavily marked black on whitish ground, loral area greyish, cheek and... read more
Song of nominate race “chúúr-díí”, shorter and weaker than... read more
Bamboo, edge of broadleaf evergreen forest; Arundinaria bamboo in hemlock (Tsuga... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on tiny larvae, small beetles (Coleoptera), and seeds. Found in pairs or in small parties of up to ten individuals; often associates... read more
Following details apply to Taiwan race morrisoniana. Breeds in Jul. Nest built by both sexes, reported as a rough egg-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and generally not uncommon in suitable habitat, throughout its range. Locally common in China; uncommon to locally common within its... read more
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