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Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Alternative name: Streak-throated Tit-babbler

Fulvetta striaticollis

Alcippe striaticollis

Identification

A small fulvetta (11.5cm), resembling southern subspecies of Streak-throated Fulvetta1:

  • Brown above, whitish below
  • Streaks on throat and breast (Grey-hooded Fulvetta is unstreaked)
  • Greyish-brown crown with long brown lateral crownstripe
  • Grey wingpanel on primaries

Sexes similar. Juveniles are darker above and duller below.

Distribution

Found in S China (Gansu to Xizang, NW Yunnan and Sichuan).
Locally common.1

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1, 2
Like other Fulvettas this species was formerly placed in Alcippe.1

Habitat

Rhododendron, shrubbery and oak. Found from 2200m to 4300m.1

Behaviour

No data available on diet. Feeds probably on invertebrates.
Breeding season July to August (June to July in Xizang). The nest is suspended from a branch of bamboo and made of grass, moss and lichen. Lays 4 eggs.
Resident species.1

References

  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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