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Stripe-throated Yuhina - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Eastern Stripe-throated Yuhina

Photo by Ayuwat J
Lama Camp, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Yuhina gularis


Subspecies omiensis
Photo by paux
W. Yunnan, China, February 2016

With 12 - 16cm (4¾-6¼ in) a rather large, dusky Yuhina1:

  • Black-streaked throat
  • Brownish crest
  • Orange-buff wing panel
  • Slightly forked tail
  • Ear-coverts and face greyish
  • Underparts rufous
  • Wings and tail brownish-grey

Similar Species

Can be confused with Rufous-vented Yuhina, but note throat, wing panel and crest.


Found in the Himalayas from Northern India east to Nepal, Bhutan, North-eastern India, Northern Myanmar, Southern China (Yunnan, Sichuan), Northern Laos and Vietnam.
Common or abundant in parts of its range.1


Subspecies gularis
Photo by nhattanla
Fansipan Mt., Vietnam, May 2017


Clements2 accepts four subspecies:


Different types of forest: Oak forest, birch forest, rhododendron forest, mixed rhododendron and coniferous forest, sometimes also bamoo and low scrub. Breeding range between 1200m - 3600m, in Himalayas from 2100m up.1


Resident species with some altitudinal movement (down to 1700m in the Himalayas in January).1


Feeds on insects like beetles or wasps. Takes also berries, flower nectar and seeds. Usually seen in small groups, often in mixed bird-waves with other small Babblers eg. Rufous-vented Yuhina. Behaviour similar to Tits, but acts slower.


Breeding season between March and August. The nest is a quite large dome with a side entrance, made of moss, fern and roots and placed in a branch fork of a bush, in a palm crown, in bamboo or even between rocks. Lays 4 eggs.


Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China, August 2011


  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. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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