Species of Thailand
Schoeniparus castaneceps, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837
(In Thai: นกมุ่นรกหัวน้ำตาลแดง)
The rufous-winged fulvetta (Schoeniparus castaneceps) is a bird species of the family Pellorneidae. 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 (S. klossi) was until recently included here as a subspecies.
This 11 cm long bird has a dark-streaked chestnut crown, white supercilium brown 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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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Schoeniparus castaneceps
- Thai: นกมุ่นรกหัวน้ำตาลแดง
- Pseudominla castaneceps
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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