French: Pseudominla à calotte rouille German: Braunkappen-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Fulveta coronirrufa
A. O. Hume
“outskirts of the Pine forests above the Salween”, Salween district, Tenasserim, Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
S. d. mandellii
(Godwin-Austen, 1876) – Bhutan, NE Indian hill states and W Myanmar.
S. d. intermedius
Rippon, 1900 – NE & E Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan W of R Salween).
S. d. genestieri
(Oustalet, 1897) – S China (Yunnan E of R Salween E to SW Sichuan, W Hunan and W Guangxi), N Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
S. d. cui
(J. C. Eames, 2002) – SE Laos and C Vietnam (C Annam).
S. d. dubius
(A. O. Hume, 1874) – SE Myanmar (S to N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
14–15 cm; 14–22 g. Smallish fulvetta, brown above and buffy below, with rusty-rufous forehead and bold black and white lines on crown side. Nominate race has... read more
Songs include short, sweet, breathy, fluty warble of distinct notes, e.g. “chu-chi-chiu... read more
Broadleaf forest, dense bushes, bracken, brambles and grassy undergrowth in light forest or forest... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera); also grass seeds, including Polygonum and Rhus. Found in small parties... read more
Apr–Jun in India and China and Feb–Jun in SE Asia. Nest, built by both sexes, a loose oval or dome-shaped structure, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in Bhutan, only one record. Locally common in NE India, although few records from Arunachal Pradesh, but present in and/or near Eaglenest... read more
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