French: Yuhina à ventre roux German: Rotsteißyuhina Spanish: Yuhina ventrirrufa
[sic] Hodgson, 1836,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
Y. o. occipitalis
Hodgson, 1836 – C & E Nepal and Bhutan E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent SW China (S & SE Xizang).
Y. o. obscurior
Rothschild, 1921 – N Myanmar and S China (NW, N & C Yunnan, SW Sichuan).
12–14 cm; 10–16 g. Fairly large greyish-brown yuhina with rufous nape and vent, prominent crest, slightly forked tail. Nominate race has side of forehead pale... read more
Song a simple, weak, rather high-pitched “swi’si’si su’su’su swi... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, particularly oak-rhododendron forest. In Indian Subcontinent and Xizang... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects in summer. Partial to visiting rhododendron blossoms in search of nectar and probably insects; berries eaten in winter, in... read more
Apr–Jun in Indian Subcontinent. One nest a cup of moss and leaves, lined with fine roots, built into large lump of moss (which formed... read more
Resident; some altitudinal displacement to lower levels in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Nepal, including in Langtang National Park. Common in Bhutan, and present in Thrumshingla National Park. In India, locally fairly common to... read more
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