Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Near Threatened

Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni)


Taxonomy

French: Cutie de Le Gallen German: Wellenbauchalcippe Spanish: Cutia vietnamita
Taxonomy:

Cutia nipalensis legalleni

Robinson and Kloss

, 1919,

Langbian Peaks, Annam, Vietnam

.

Formerly treated as conspecific with C. nipalensis. Race hoae known only from male specimens, which are closer to nominate race than to C. nipalensis; if female resembles female of latter, the two species may be better recombined. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. l. hoae J. C. Eames, 2002 – E part of S Laos and C Vietnam (C Annam).
  • C. l. legalleni Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – S Annam, in Vietnam.
  • Descriptive notes

    17·5–19·5 cm. Male nominate race has forehead to nape dull bluish-tinged slaty grey, broad black mask from bill through eye and ear-coverts to nape,... read more

    Voice

    Several different song types recorded. Distinctive “wuyeet wu wi wi wi wi woo” (initial... read more

    Habitat

    Broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed broadleaf-pine forest; sometimes pure pine forest but usually... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects; also seeds and berries. Creeps along branches and trunks; movements generally rather slow. Occurs in small groups, often with... read more

    Breeding

    Mar–Jun. No other information.

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Locally common. Present in Thuong Da Nhim and Chu Yang Sin Nature Reserves, on Da Lat Plateau (S Annam).

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni). 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/59578 on 24 November 2017).