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Aegithina lafresnayei


13.6 - 15.4cm (5¼-6 in)

  • Bright yellow underparts and face
  • Black-fringed yellow forecrown
  • Black or dark olive upperparts
  • Black wings and tail
  • Narrow yellow eye-ring
  • innotata with darkish olive-green wings and tail;
  • xanthotis has lime-green upperparts

Females have olive-green upperparts and duller heads.


From southern Burma to southern China (Yunnan) and south to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and peninsular Malaysia.
Uncommon to locally common.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. l. lafresnayei:
  • A. l. innotata:
  • A. l. xanthotis:


Semi-deciduous and evergreen lowland forest.
In the Malay Peninsula in submontane habitat.


No information about diet. Forages in insectivore mixed-species flocks.
No information about breeding.


A resident species.


'Call: A high-ptched, rapid chew-chew-chew


  1. 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/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2005. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334726

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