French: Garrulaxe oreillard German: Weißohrsibia Spanish: Sibia orejiblanca
Sometimes placed within genus Malacias. Monotypic.
22–24 cm; mean 48 g. Elegant babbler with black head, wings and tail, protracted white eyestripe, grey and rufous body. Crown is glossy bluish-black, contrasting... read more
Song a loud, beautiful, resonant “fei fei fei yo”, “weep-weep-weep-weeeooo... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest (particularly oak), mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest, sometimes spruce... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and insects, taken from flowers; also acorns (including those of oak genus Pasania), berries, fruits (including climbing... read more
Apr–May. Nest placed in thick foliage in tree canopy. No other information available.
Resident; may wander to lower elevations in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Common. In Yushan National Park, recorded densities of 0·3 birds/ha in mixed coniferous... read more
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