French: Paradoxornis à lunettes German: Brillenpapageimeise Spanish: Picoloro de anteojos
easternmost Kokonor [= Qinghai Hu], China
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. conspicillata
(David, 1871) – C China from E Qinghai E to S Gansu, NC & NE Sichuan and S Shaanxi, China.
S. c. rocki
(Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1928) – W Hubei, in EC China.
14–15 cm; 8–9 g. A relatively small and long-tailed parrotbill, recalling S. webbiana. Has forehead to nape dull chestnut-brown, merging into colour of... read more
Song a very thin, high, piercing, penetrating series of 4–5 notes, “tsiu-tsiu-tsiu-tsiu”, “... read more
Mixed broadleaf scrub, dense prickly oak (Quercus) mixed with willows (Salix) and... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Usually in small flocks of up to 15 individuals, sometimes as many as 40, outside breeding season. Forages at low... read more
Season Jun–Aug. Observation of food-carrying by both members of a pair suggests that young are fed by both sexes. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Has rather limited range in C China, where generally considered to be rather uncommon. Recorded regularly at Wolong Nature Reserve,... read more
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