French: Alcippe du Népal German: Nepalalcippe Spanish: Fulveta nepalesa
Other common names:
[Mesia] Siva Nipalensis
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1837) – Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang) and N Myanmar. Recently recorded further W in Uttarakhand (India)#R.
A. n. stanfordi
Ticehurst, 1930 – E Bangladesh, NE India (Mizoram) and W Myanmar.
12·5–13 cm; 13–18 g. Nominate race has crown to upper back pale brown-tinged grey, shading to pale warm brown on rest of upperparts, upperwing and tail,... read more
Song “chu-chui-chiwi” and “ew-ew-ui-iwi”, etc., described also as short,... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, moist deciduous forest, forest edge, secondary growth, and bamboo.... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, nectar and berries, the last forming a large part of diet in Sept–Feb non-breeding period. Outside breeding season found in... read more
Mar–Jul. Nest, built by both sexes, usually a neat and compact deep cup, rarely loosely woven and semi-transparent, made of dead... read more
Resident. Description as common winter visitor in Nameri National Park, in Assam (NE India),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to locally common in Nepal. Common in Bhutan in foothills and C & E valleys, with density near Zhemgang of 1·4... read more
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