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Alternative names: Black-eared Sibia; White-spectacled Sibia (robinsoni)
With 21.5 to 24.5 cm a slender, long-tailed Babbler:
Found from N Myanmar east to SC and SE China (Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan, Tibet). Depending on the taxonomic boundary with Black-backed Sibia, also found in S Laos and Vietnam.
This species is also placed in the genus Malacias.
Broadleaf evergreen forest, oak and pine forest, forest edge. Found between 800m and 2900m.1
Mainly seen in pairs or small groups.
Feeds on insects, grubs, berries and also nectar. Forages mainly in the treetops, occasionally near the ground.
Breeding season from April to August. In captivity lays 1 - 3 eggs, no information from wild birds.
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Recording by china guy, Emei, Sichuan, China, December 2012
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