French: Yuhina à bandeau German: Kastanienohryuhina Spanish: Yuhina indochina
Other common names:
Tingchow Mountains, Fujian, China
S & SE China (SC Sichuan and C Yunnan E to W Hubei and Zhejiang, S to S Guangxi and Hong Kong), N Thailand, Laos and Vietnam (Tonkin, N & C Annam).
14–15 cm; 12–16 g. Crown is dark grey with slightly paler fringes, sharply demarcated from chestnut-rufous hindcrown and nape with narrow long white streaks;... read more
Song a loud “tu’whi” or “t’whi” (second part rising). Calls include continuous loud chattering and... read more
Scrub and undergrowth in broadleaf forest, shrubby undergrowth in secondary forest, lower canopy... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, also seeds; visits various tree blossoms for nectar; often visits aphid-infested trees. Found in pairs during breeding... read more
Apr–Jul in China, Feb–Mar in Thailand and May–Jun in Vietnam; double-brooded. Partly a social breeder. Nest a compact cup... read more
Chiefly resident. In S China, noted as irruptive, being common and widespread in some years and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common and widespread in S China, where judged the commonest yuhina and recently recorded at 29 (54%) of 54 sites surveyed (of... read more
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