French: Pseudominla à tête marron German: Kastanienzweigdrossling Spanish: Fulveta alirrufa
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. castaneceps
(Hodgson, 1837) – Nepal E to Bhutan and all NE Indian hill states, S China (SE Xizang, W & NW Yunnan), N, W, E & SE Myanmar and NW & W Thailand.
S. c. exul
(Delacour, 1932) – N Thailand, N & C Laos, N Vietnam (Tonkin, N Annam) and S China (S & SE Yunnan E to W Guangxi#R).
S. c. stepanyani
(J. C. Eames, 2002) – SE Laos and C Vietnam.
S. c. soror
(Sharpe, 1887) – Peninsular Malaysia.
10–13 cm; 8–12 g. Very small olive-brown and whitish babbler with pale-streaked dark chestnut crown, black-and-white face, and black and chestnut panels in wing.... read more
Song a relatively rich but high-pitched, tinkling, undulating and slightly descending series of 4... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary forest, forest edge, bamboo, abandoned clearings; in C Laos... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; occasionally tree sap. Found in large flocks, typically of 20–40 individuals, but up to 70 outside breeding season;... read more
Apr–Jul in Indian Subcontinent and Xizang, and Jan–Jun in SE Asia. Nest, built by both sexes, a dome made of green moss, dry... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in C & E Nepal. Common in Bhutan, but scarce in W valleys. Locally common from Sikkim E to NE India, where present in Buxa Tiger Reserve (... read more
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