Dusky Fulvetta

Dusky Fulvetta Schoeniparus brunneus is a Chinese endemic, with olivaceus from central Sichuan east to Hubei and south to Guizhou, weigoldi in the Sichuan Basin, superciliaris throughout southeastern China, argutus endemic to Hainan, and nominate endemic to Taiwan. Usually in small groups, often near ground, moving quickly through undergrowth and leaf litter in search of insects and seeds. From lowlands to 2500 m. Large-headed, with brown cap and upperparts. Black lateral crown-stripe extends from forehead to sides of neck. Face grey with buffy eye-ring. Chin whitish; rest of underparts grey. Bill black; feet yellowish-brown. Song a clear, short warble, continuously repeated. Chirrs in alarm. — Craig Brelsford


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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