A. O. Hume, 1872,
neighbourhood of Darjeeling, north-east India.
Until recently considered conspecific with H. acanthizoides, but shown to be different#R by virtue of its brighter brown upperparts (1); paler, duller and whiter, less yellow underparts (1); similarly structured but strongly divergent song, with many fewer but longer notes in the first part (4) and a slow melodious trill vs a fast hammering tremolo in the second part (3). Monotypic.
Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to S China (SE Xizang).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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