Brown-throated Fulvetta

Brown-throated Fulvetta Fulvetta ludlowi is a restricted-range species found only in northeastern India and adjacent southeastern Tibet, as well as Bhutan to the west and northern Burma to the east. Monotypic. Like white-browed fulvetta, has heavy chestnut to vinous-brown streaking on throat, but lacks white supercilium. Crown and cheeks vinous-brown. Mantle and breast grey-brown. Rump, belly, tail, and wings rufous-brown, with white edging to black primaries. Dark eyes. White-browed fulvetta has a white eyebrow, distinct blackish lateral crown stripe, and paler irides. Manipur fulvetta is much greyer on head and has an obvious black lateral crown stripe and pale irides. Chinese fulvetta is browner, with grey-black throat streaking (even on crown), is whitish below, and has black lores and white irides. Spectacled fulvetta is greyer on head (with contrasting rufous or brown crown) and lacks obvious throat streaking. Taiwan fulvetta is browner (including throat streaking) and has white irides and a white eye-ring. Bill, feet pinkish-brown. Tremulous, tit-like call; plaintive whistles. — Craig Brelsford

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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