Alström et al., 2015,
Honghegu, Shaanxi Province, China (34°01’07” N, 107°47’45” E), 1640 m a.s.l.
Recently described. Differs in plumage, morphometrics and song from some populations of L. mandelli (both nominate and race melanorhyncha), accompanied by some genetic divergence; L. chengi and L. mandelli occur in sympatry but are almost entirely segregated by elevation in S Sichuan and NE Jiangxi#R. Monotypic.
Mid-elevations of C China in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou, with a single record from NW Jiangxi; non-breeding unknown#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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