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Rufous-winged fulvetta

Binomial name: Alcippe castaneceps (Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837)

The Rufous-winged Fulvetta (Alcippe castaneceps) is a bird species of the Pellorneidae family. Its common name is misleading, because it is not a close relative of the "typical" fulvettas, which are now in the genus Fulvetta.

The Black-crowned Fulvetta (A. klossi) was until recently included here as a subspecies.

This 11 cm long bird has a dark-streaked chestnut crown, white supercilium bron upperparts and pale underparts. The wings show a striking contrast between the bright rufous primaries and the black coverts.

This is a noisy species with a rich warbled ti-du-di-du-di-du-di-du song and wheezy tsi-tsi-tsi-tsi call.

It is common in evergreen montane forests above 1200 m ASL, often feeding on vertical trunks.

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Scientific classification

Alcippe castaneceps


  • Pseudominla castaneceps

Rufous-winged fulvetta is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Rufous-winged fulvetta, Alcippe castaneceps in Thailand

Range map of Alcippe castaneceps in Thailand

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