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Streak-throated Fulvetta - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Manipur Fulvetta

Photo by firozhussain
Mishimi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India, May 2015
Fulvetta manipurensis

Alcippe manipurensis


11–13 cm (4-5 inches)

  • Greyish-brown back and tail
  • Rufous-brown wings
  • Primaries edged white, black and rufous, giving striped effect
  • Grey head and nape
  • Crown grey with brown lines
  • White throat with dusky streaks
  • Grey belly
  • Yellow iris


Asia: Patchily from north-eastern India (Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) to Burma southern China, northern Vietnam and Laos
Locally common, although manipurensis is quite scarce.


Like other Fulvettas this species was formerly placed in Alcippe.1

Was formerly considered conspecific with Taiwan Fulvetta and Grey-hooded Fulvetta.


Clements2 accepts two subspecies:


Broadleaf evergreen forest, also coniferous forest. Found in the undergrowth and in bamboo thickets. In China from 1400m to 3400m in summer, in India from 1400m to 2500m.



Feeds mainly on insects. Takes also small molluscs, some vegetable matter or seeds.
Found in pairs or small parties, foraging actively in manner of a tit.


Breeding season April to June in China, from April in India. Nest in China is a neat cup made of leaf skeletons, leaves, grasses and moss and placed in fork of a low bush or dwarf bamboo. The clutch consists of 4 - 5 eggs.


All populations are resident.1


  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, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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