White-bellied Erpornis

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Scientific Name: Erpornis zantholeuca
Malay Name: Kelicap-Berjambul
Chinese Name: 白腹凤鹛

Breeding Range: (OR) Himalayas to Borneo

Polytypic. Subspecies are: zantholeuca, tyrannulus, griseiloris, sordida, canescens, interposita, saani, brunnescens.

Local Subspecies: interposita

Size: 13.5 cm

Yellowish olive-green above. Greyish white underparts. Conspicuous dark eye in otherwise pale and unmarked face. Slight crested appearance.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen and deciduous woodland to 2,650 m elevation.

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages for invertebrates in the canopy and mid-storey. Often in groups and regularly joins mixed species feeding flocks.

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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Past accepted records in our database:

BirdLife International. (2016). Erpornis zantholeuca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22716753A94509497.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.