Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps)


Taxonomy

French: Yuhina de Taiwan German: Braunkopfyuhina Spanish: Yuhina de Formosa
Taxonomy:

Yuhina brunneiceps

Ogilvie-Grant

, 1906,

Mount Morrison, central Taiwan

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Taiwan.

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; mean 12 g. Distinctive yuhina with dull brown crest with black lateral crownstripe, olive-brown upper­parts and whitish underparts, and thin, rather long... read more

Voice

Song a jaunty, mellow, sweet “too, mee, jeeoo” (“to meet you”, sometimes... read more

Habitat

Deciduous and evergreen broadleaf forest, mixed broadleaf and coniferous forest, sometimes spruce,... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar of cherry blossoms and other flowers reported; doubtless also small invertebrates and small fruit. Found in stable small parties... read more

Breeding

Apr–Jun; up to three broods per season (span of brood cycle from nest-building to independence of young 70 days). Has habit of... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Common to abundant in C highlands, commonest at middle elevations. In Yushan National Park, recorded... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Robson, C. & Bonan, A. (2019). Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59400 on 20 August 2019).