La Touche, 1898,
Previously placed in Seicercus; see Phylloscopidae. MtDNA data suggest that populations from Sichuan and Guangdong, currently grouped in race intermedius on plumage, may be more closely related to race ocularis than to topotypical intermedius from Fujian#R; further research required to test relationships and to see if additional taxa may be involved, perhaps even at species level#R. Situation of S race ocularis unclear and it has variously been grouped with W or E races; may be morphologically and vocally very similar to Himalayan birds, despite wide geographical separation, but has been suggested as possibly worth consideration for biological species status#R; further study needed, but for present it seems best to keep this taxon separate. Birds from NW Fujian described as race cognitus, but considered to represent a colour morph of intermedius, co-occurring over much of range#R. With merging of Seicercus and Phylloscopus, name affinis (previously nominate form of present species) becomes preoccupied; recently replaced by new name zosterops#R, while intermedius now has priority and becomes the new nominate form. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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