French: Yuhina à tête marron German: Rotohryuhina Spanish: Yuhina estriada
F. Moore, 1854,
Afghanistan; error = Khasi Hills, Assam, India.
Subspecies and Distribution
Y. c. rufigenis
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – Sikkim and Darjeeling (N West Bengal) E to Bhutan and NE India (W Arunachal Pradesh).
Y. c. plumbeiceps
(Godwin-Austen, 1877) – NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh S to Nagaland), N Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
Y. c. castaniceps
(F. Moore, 1854) – NE Indian hill states (W & S of Nagaland), SE Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills, Keokradong#R) and W & SW Myanmar.
Y. c. striata
(Blyth, 1859) – E & S Myanmar (including Tenasserim) and NW & W Thailand.
13–14 cm; 10–17 g. Small, dull yuhina with short crest, brown above, off-white below, with white-streaked rufous-tan ear-coverts; graduated tail. Nominate race... read more
Song a simple series of high-pitched shrill “tchu”, “tchi” or “tchi-chi” notes. Flock-members utter... read more
Middle storey, scrub and undergrowth of broadleaf evergreen forest, shrubby undergrowth in... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects (and often visits aphid-infested trees); also seeds, e.g. of the bamboo Dendrocalamus longispathus, and nectar.... read more
Apr–Jul in India, Mar–Jun in Myanmar and Jan–Mar in Thailand. Nest a compact, more or less stiff, deep cup made of moss,... read more
Resident; some evidence suggesting seasonal altitudinal displacements, but none proven.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Fairly common in Himalayan foothills, but not very common in Bhutan, where occasionally recorded in C & E valleys and foothills, and present in Thrumshingla... read more
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