Yellow-throated Fulvetta

Yellow-throated Fulvetta Schoeniparus cinereus In China, the yellow-throated fulvetta is resident in southeastern Tibet and adjacent western Yunnan (Mt. Gaoligong). In broadleaf evergreen forest, from 750 m to 2000 m; in understory and undergrowth, often near open areas, such as along trails and streams. Tiny. Distinctive head pattern: long, broad, bright-yellow supercilium, black crown sides, grey coronal stripe with black scaling, and yellow ear coverts mottled grey. Upperparts olive-green. Underparts yellow but flanks greyish-olive. Bill blackish-horn, duller below; feet yellowish. Song high-pitched, startling slowly then building speed and ending in a slurred jumble. Twittering “chit” 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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