W. E. Brooks, 1875,
Sikkim, north India.
Previously placed in Bradypterus. Although originally described from Sikkim, presence in India was long overlooked, presumably owing to its superficial similarity to L. luteoventris; references in older literature to “brown” bush-warblers building two types of nest (open cup and domed) indicate possible differences in nest construction between the two species. Birds of C China, previously lumped within nominate/melanorhyncha, recently described as L. chengi. S Vietnamese idonea has been suggested to merit species status on basis of plumage, vocal and mitochondrial DNA evidence; population on Mt Victoria (W Myanmar) differs vocally from other L. mandelli, but no specimens available#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Unknown race (mandelli/melanorhyncha) S China (W Yunnan, S Sichuan) and NW Thailand#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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