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