Family Old World Warblers and Parrotbills (Sylviidae)

Least Concern

Indochinese Fulvetta (Fulvetta danisi)


French: Fulvetta de Danis German: Bambusgrasmücke Spanish: Fulveta indochina

Alcippe (Fulvetta) ruficapilla danisi

Delacour and Greenway

, 1941,

Phu Kobo [19°16’ N, 103°25’ E], Laos


Formerly treated as conspecific with F. ruficapilla (which see). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • F. d. danisi (Delacour & Greenway, 1941) – NE & EC Laos.
  • F. d. bidoupensis (J. C. Eames et al., 1995) – SE Laos and C Vietnam (C & S Annam).
  • Descriptive notes

    11·5 cm; 9–13 g. Nominate race has crown to mantle greyish-brown, long blackish-brown lateral crownstripe; back and rump to uppertail rufous-brown, upperwing... read more


    Song undocumented; possible song (singer unseen) transcribed as “see-sew-see-see”.... read more


    Bamboo, undergrowth and understorey, sometimes also canopy, in broadleaf evergreen forest and... read more

    Food and feeding

    No information on diet; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties of up to eight... read more


    No information.



    Status and conservation

    Not assessed. Locally common within relatively small range. In Laos, present in Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area and very common in Xe Sap proposed... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Indochinese Fulvetta (Fulvetta danisi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 February 2020).