French: Alcippe à joues grises German: Grauwangenalcippe Spanish: Fulveta carigrís
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. yunnanensis
Harington, 1913 – N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan).
A. m. fratercula
Rippon, 1900 – Yunnan Fulvetta – C, E & S Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan), N & W Thailand and NW Laos.
A. m. laotiana
Delacour, 1926 – NC & C Laos and adjacent Vietnam (N Annam).
A. m. schaefferi
La Touche, 1923 – S China (SE Yunnan E to S Guizhou and N Guangxi) and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
A. m. davidi
Styan, 1896 – David’s Fulvetta – EC China from S Gansu and S Shaanxi S to C & E Sichuan, SW Hubei, N & E Guizhou, SW Hunan, extreme NE Guangxi and NW Jiangxi.
A. m. hueti
David, 1874 – Fujian Fulvetta – SE China (SE Anhui and Zhejiang S to NE Guangdong).
A. m. rufescentior
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) – Hainan.
A. m. morrisonia
Swinhoe, 1863 – Grey-cheeked Fulvetta – Taiwan.
12·5–14 cm; 12–19 g. Small, soft-coloured nondescript “nun-babbler” with dull grey head, olive-grey upperparts and buffy-white underparts.... read more
Song a repeated series of high-noted phrases, in NW Thailand “it-chi wi-wi”, “ii... read more
Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary forest, scrub, bamboo; in Taiwan prefers trees of the... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, seeds and berries. In 626 gut samples from Taiwan, invertebrates (arthropods) formed 85–90% and plant matter 10–... read more
Mar–Jul in mainland China, Apr–Aug (peak May–Jun) in Taiwan, and Feb–Jul in SE Asia; multi-brooded. Nest, built by... read more
Resident; some possible movement, as recorded only in winter in Hong Kong.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in C & S China, and in S China recently recorded at 45 (83%) of 54 sites surveyed, including Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve and... read more
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