White-bellied Erpornis

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)

Location: One record on 16-17 June 2020 at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2016). Erpornis zantholeuca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.