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