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Subspecies semitorques
Photo by scottishdude
middle of China, June 2008
Spizixos semitorques



  • Greenish-yellow body
  • Dark slaty head
  • White streaked cheeks
  • Ivory bill
  • White half collar
  • Small crest
  • Brown iris
  • Pinkish feet


Asia: found in China and Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina and Vietnam


Subspecies cinereicapillus
Photo by Nolan.Hwang
Yunlin, Taiwan, March 2010


There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • S. s. semitorques:
  • Mountains of southern China to northern Vietnam (north-western Tonkin)
  • S. s. cinereicapillus:


Secondary growth and scrubland with large shrubs, 2000-2500m.



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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Birding in Taiwan

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