French: Fulvetta à gorge rayée German: Graukopf-Grasmücke Spanish: Fulveta encapuchada
J. P. Verreaux
#R, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois” = Muping [Paohing], south-east Xizang, China
Subspecies and Distribution
F. c. fessa
Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1928 – C China (S Ningxia S to S Gansu, S Shaanxi and extreme N Sichuan).
F. c. cinereiceps
(J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – NE, C & S Sichuan S to W Guizhou (SC China).
F. c. fucata
(Styan, 1899) – W Hubei S to N Guizhou, NE Guangxi and SE Hunan (E China).
F. c. guttaticollis
(La Touche, 1897) – SE China from NW Fujian S to N Guangdong.
12 cm. Small brownish, plain-headed and nondescript fulvetta with ochre, black and whitish in wing. Nominate race has crown and mantle pale soft greyish, slightly darker,... read more
Song (nominate race) a loud, high, thin, breathless, whistled “ti fuu fííuu” or “ti wuu wiiuu” (... read more
Undergrowth and bamboo in broadleaf forest, spruce, fir and maple forest, secondary growth, scrub,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, caterpillars, and small molluscs. Forages actively and with agility, in manner of a tit (Paridae).
Season Apr–Jun. Nest a neat cup, strongly woven from bits of leaf skeleton, leaves, grasses and moss, lined with tendrils, placed in... read more
Resident; reportedly a winter visitor to Guangdong, but this improbable.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Common and widespread in S China, although in one survey recently recorded only in Maoershan Nature Reserve (Guangxi) and not in 53 other sites visited; is,... read more
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