French: Fulvetta de Hodgson German: Weißbrauen-Grasmücke Spanish: Fulveta cejiblanca
[Mesia] Siva Vinipectus
Subspecies and Distribution
F. v. kangrae
Ticehurst & Whistler, 1924 – N India (Himachal Pradesh E to Uttarakhand).
F. v. vinipectus
(Hodgson, 1837) – White-browed Fulvetta – W & C Nepal and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
F. v. chumbiensis
Kinnear, 1939 – E Nepal E to Bhutan.
F. v. austeni
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 – NE India (Barail Range, in S Assam, and Nagaland) and adjacent N Myanmar (Mt Saramati).
F. v. perstriata
Mayr, 1941 – extreme NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh), N Myanmar and adjacent S China (NW Yunnan W of R Salween).
F. v. bieti
(Oustalet, 1892) – S China from W & C Sichuan S to NW (E of R Salween) & NE Yunnan.
F. v. ripponi
(Harington, 1913) – Chin Hills, in W Myanmar.
F. v. valentinae
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – Tonkin Fulvetta – W Tonkin (Fan Si Pan Mts), in N Vietnam.
10·5–12 cm; 9–13 g. Small fulvetta in soft rich browns and ochrous-buffs with (usually) pale eye in dark mask and bold white supercilium. Nominate race has... read more
Song types of race ripponi include a thin, sibilant, high-pitched, quite quickly repeated... read more
High-elevation low scrub, juniper, dwarf willow (Salix), birch (Betula), stunted... read more
Food and feeding
Diet almost exclusively insects during breeding season, caterpillars a favourite; also berries and small seeds at other seasons. Found in... read more
Season Apr–Jul in Indian Subcontinent and Mar–May in Myanmar; May–Jun in China, but Apr–May in Xizang. Nest rather... read more
Resident; some altitudinal movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Nepal, including in Langtang National Park, with significant population in Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Common to abundant in Bhutan... read more
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