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Photo by Taveekarn
Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand, March 2008
Alophoixus pallidus


22–25 cm (8¾-9¾ in)

  • Grey face
  • Brown crown, nape and upperparts
  • Long crown feathers form a crest
  • Yellowish underparts


Asia: China
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand



There are 7 subspecies[1]: A. p. griseiceps:

A. p. robinsoni:

  • South Myanmar (Amherst District of Tenasserim)

A. p. henrici:

A. p. pallidus:

  • Hainan (southern China)

A. p. isani:

  • North West part of eastern plateau of Thailand

A. p. annamensis:

  • Central Indochina

A. p. khmerensis:


Broadleaf, evergreen forests. Also more open woodland in the lowlands and foothills.



Their diet consists mostly of berries and very occasionally nectar. They also eat some insects such as cicadas.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)

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