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Species of Thailand

Whiskered yuhina

Yuhina flavicollis, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1836

(In Thai: นกภูหงอนวงตาขาว)

The whiskered yuhina (Yuhina flavicollis) is a bird species in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. Its range extends across the Himalayan forests in northern India to northeast Indian states, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and in the east to Indochina including Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The whiskered yuhina is sometimes found in mixed hunting parties with other yuhina and fulvetta species, but it has also been reported to not associate with mixed hunting parties in some areas. It is described as one of the commonest yuhinas in the Himalayas, although it is relatively uncommon to rare at low elevations. It prefers relatively undisturbed closed canopy cover. It is one among several other birds hunted by livestock herders in Northeast India.

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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

Yuhina flavicollis

Common names

  • Thai: นกภูหงอนวงตาขาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Whiskered yuhina
Whiskered yuhina

Range Map

Distribution map of Whiskered yuhina, Yuhina flavicollis in Thailand
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
Range map of Yuhina flavicollis in Thailand