Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Stripe-throated Yuhina (Yuhina gularis)


French: Yuhina à gorge striée German: Kehlstreifenyuhina Spanish: Yuhina goliestriada

Yuhina Gularis


, 1836,



Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • Y. g. vivax Koelz, 1954 – N India (Uttarakhand).
  • Y. g. gularis Hodgson, 1836 – Nepal, Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram), S China (S & SE Xizang and W, C & S Yunnan), W, N & E Myanmar, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • Y. g. omeiensis Riley, 1930 – C & S China (SW, C & N Sichuan S to N & NE Yunnan).
  • Y. g. uthaii J. C. Eames, 2002 – C Vietnam (C Annam).
  • Descriptive notes

    12–16 cm; 12–26 g. Rather large, dusky yuhina with prominent erect crest, black-streaked throat and orange-buff wing­panel, slightly forked tail. Nominate... read more


    Typically calls with loud, short, descending, very nasal “mherr” or “wherr... read more


    Temperate oak, birch and rhododendron forest or mixed rhododendron and coniferous forest,... read more

    Food and feeding

    Beetles (Coleoptera), wasps (Hymenoptera) and other insects; also berries (e.g. of Heptapleurum), flower nectar (of various... read more


    May–Jun in India, Jul–Aug in Bhutan, Apr–May in SE Xizang and Mar–Jun in SE Asia. Nest a large, rough ball or dome... read more


    Resident; some altitudinal descent in winter, most such records after Jan, thereafter moving... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in Nepal, including in Langtang National Park. Abundant in Bhutan; one of commonest bird species in high-elevation forests, and... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Stripe-throated Yuhina (Yuhina gularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 August 2019).