French: Actinodure de Soulié German: Tonkinmeisenhäherling Spanish: Sibia de Tonkín
Tzeku, north-western Yunnan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. souliei
(Oustalet, 1897) – SC & S Sichuan and extreme NW Yunnan, in SC China.
S. s. griseinucha
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – S China (C & SE Yunnan) and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
21–23 cm. Relatively short-tailed rufous barwing with elongate and pointed crown feathers forming floppy crest, silvery ear-coverts and crown, heavy dark brown... read more
Song undocumented. Calls include soft contact notes and harsh loud churrs in alarm, similar to... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, open fir forest with bamboo, at 1700–3300 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates. Often in small, slow-moving parties; joins bird waves.
Resident; minor altitudinal movements recorded during cold weather and heavy snowfall.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon but distinctly under-recorded. Uncommon in China, where scarce at Emei Shan Protected Scenic Area. Uncommon in N Vietnam, where scarce in... read more
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