Whiskered Yuhina
Yuhina flavicollis

7 January 2011

Possible regional races (polytypic), extralimital races are greyed out

S. f. palawana Hartert 1905
S. f. saturatior Hartert 1902
S. f. corallipes (Sharpe) 1888
S. f. velata Temminck 1821
S. f. frontalis Swainson 1820


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Whiskered Yuhina, Yuhina flavicollis albicollis

Resident entire mid Himalaya etc.
It is not at all shy, keeps up a continual twitter as it moves about, and often clings to moss-covered branches. It feeds on berries in winter (J Scully-1879).

Rasmussen, P.C. & Anderton, J.C. (2005): Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide (2 Volumes), v.1, p.278, v.2, p.459. Published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA and Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Oates, EW. (1889): The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Birds v.1, p.218. Edited by W.T. Blanford. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council

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