Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

White-collared Yuhina (Yuhina diademata)


French: Yuhina à diadème German: Diademyuhina Spanish: Yuhina diademada

Yuhina diademata

J. P. Verreaux

, 1869,

“le Thibet oriental” = Muping [Paohing], south-east Xizang, China


Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • Y. d. diademata J. P. Verreaux, 1869 – C China (S Gansu, S Shaanxi and W Hubei S to Sichuan and Guizhou).
  • Y. d. ampelina Rippon, 1900 – NE Myanmar E to S China (Yunnan, W & NW Guangxi) and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
  • Descriptive notes

    14·5–18 cm; 15–29 g. Relatively large, long-tailed greyish-brown yuhina with dark crest, prominent white nuchal collar and white underwing-coverts, shallowly... read more


    Calls include subdued, worrisome “wi wrrr’i wrrr wrrr’i”.


    Open broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, and tea plantations; at 800–3600 m in... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera); also small seeds, rhododendron nectar. Forages in pairs or in small groups.


    Apr–May in Myanmar and May–Sept in China. Nest a flimsy, almost transparent cup made of dry leaves, dry grass and black roots,... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. In China, common at Emei Shan Protected Scenic Area (Sichuan) and very common in S, where present in Cenwanglaoshan Nature Reserve (Guangxi), with... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). White-collared Yuhina (Yuhina diademata). 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 on 16 September 2019).