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Species of Thailand

Rufous-winged fulvetta

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

Scientific classification

Schoeniparus castaneceps

Common names

  • Thai: นกมุ่นรกหัวน้ำตาลแดง


  • Pseudominla castaneceps

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Rufous-winged fulvetta
Rufous-winged fulvetta

Range Map

Distribution map of Rufous-winged fulvetta, Schoeniparus castaneceps in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Schoeniparus castaneceps in Thailand