- Alcippe klossi
10 - 13cm. A very small olive-brown and whitish babbler:
- Sooty black and nape area with contrasting long off-white streaks.
- Long whitish supercilium above blackish eye-stripe and whisker-mark (less pronounced in than in Rufous-winged Fulvetta)
- Rufous wings with blackish greater and primary coverts
- Olive-brown upperparts, breast-sides and flanks
- Tail dark brown
Sexes similar. Juveniles hav a less distinct shaft-streaking to crown and a more rufescent tinge overall.
Endemic to south Vietnam.
This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Rufous-winged Fulvetta.
Placed in genus Pseudominla by some authors.
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary forest, bamboo, forest edges and abandoned cultivations.
Feeds on insects, sometimes tree-sap.
Usually seen in large groups of 20 to 40 birds. These flocks move very quickly and may contain other species as well. Forages on moss-covered trunks like a nuthatch.
Breeding season January to June. The nest is a dome made of green moss, dry bamboo and other leaves. It's placed 1 - 3m above the ground amon moss or creepers on a tree trunk, in a bush, a sapling or a moss or fern-covered bank. Lays 3 - 4 eggs.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
- Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672
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