French: Erpornis à ventre blanc German: Haubenvireo Spanish: Yuhina ventriblanca
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
E. z. zantholeuca
Blyth, 1844 – N India (E Uttarakhand)#R, Nepal, Bhutan, all NE Indian states, E Bangladesh, S China (W & S Yunnan), and throughout SE Asia (except for N & SE Thailand and N Indochina).
E. z. tyrannulus
Swinhoe, 1870 – SE China (SE Yunnan and S Guizhou E to Jiangxi and Fujian, including Hainan and Hong Kong), Taiwan, N Thailand and N Indochina.
E. z. canescens
Delacour & Jabouille, 1928 – SE Thailand and SW Cambodia.
E. z. saani
Chasen, 1939 – NW Sumatra.
E. z. brunnescens
Sharpe, 1876 – Borneo, including Pulau Laut (off SE coast).
11–13 cm; 8–17 g. Small passerine resembling a yuhina, yellowish-green above and greyish-white with yellow vent below, with short crest, squared-off tail, and... read more
Song a short high-pitched descending trill, “si’i’i’i’i’i... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, selectively logged forest, light deciduous forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Small grasshoppers and bush-crickets (Orthoptera), and other insects and their larvae, particularly small caterpillars; also berries, soft... read more
Mar–Jun in Indian Subcontinent and Jan–Aug in SE Asia; birds in breeding condition Jan–May, Oct and Dec and dependent... read more
Resident. In Taiwan, higher elevations usually visited only in post-breeding dispersal period.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to common in SW, C & E Nepal. Relatively uncommon but fairly widespread in Bhutan, where present in Thrumshingla National... read more
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