Rusty-capped Fulvetta

Rusty-capped Fulvetta Schoeniparus dubius ranges from northeastern India to Thailand and Vietnam. In China, intermedia is resident in extreme western Yunnan, and genestieri is resident from Yunnan and Sichuan east to Hunan and Guangxi. Found in various habitats with dense vegetation, including broadleaf forest and forest edge, bushes, and thick bamboo stands. From low hills to 2500 m. Eats insects and seeds, foraging in dense undergrowth on or near ground, usually in small flocks. Has rusty cap and long white supercilium (from above eye) bordered black above. Black lores, brown cheeks, white throat. Upperparts and flanks brown; center of breast and belly whitish. Bill black; feet pink. Clear, loud whistles and grating chatter. — 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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