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”, or rising and falling “ss ss ss se se... 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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