Rufous-throated Fulvetta

Rufous-throated Fulvetta Schoeniparus rufogularis ranges from northeastern India to Thailand, with stevensi a very rare resident of southern Yunnan (Xishuangbanna). Usually in small groups, often near ground, moving quickly through undergrowth and leaf litter in search of insects and seeds. Has diagnostic rufous band on lower throat. Crown also rufous. White supercilium bordered above by black line, both reaching forehead (unlike rusty-capped fulvetta). Brown ear coverts, grey-brown mantle, brown wings and tail, white throat, greyish-white breast and belly. Bill black; feet yellowish-pink. Loud, clear whistles; grating calls. — 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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