Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

White-naped Yuhina (Yuhina bakeri)


French: Yuhina à nuque blanche German: Rotkopfyuhina Spanish: Yuhina nuquiblanca

Yuhina bakeri


, 1926,

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India




E Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh S to N Cachar, in S Assam) and N Myanmar, and adjacent parts of China (SE Xizang, NW Yunnan).

Descriptive notes

12–13·5 cm; 14–24 g. Relatively stout-billed yuhina with rufescent-brown head, white nape and throat, silvery-streaked ear-coverts, strong crest. Crown, lower... read more


Possible song a hurried series of high thin notes repeated every 1–3 seconds, “tsu’tsu’tsu”... read more


Primary and secondary broadleaf evergreen forest, at 300–2200 m.

Food and feeding

Insects and berries. Found in parties of 5–10 individuals, sometimes 30, outside breeding season; sometimes in association with mixed... read more


Apr–Jul. Nest, built by both sexes, a cup-shaped or dome-shaped structure of moss mixed with dead leaves, roots and bits of bracken,... read more


Resident; some seasonal altitudinal displacement.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. Very rare and local in SE Nepal. Bhutan probably holds important population, as it... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). White-naped Yuhina (Yuhina bakeri). 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 20 August 2019).