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Alternative names: Brown-capped Fulvetta; Brown-eared Fulvetta; Gould's Fulvetta; Gould's Nun-Babbler; Rufous Fulvetta; Rufous-headed Fulvetta
13cm - 13.5cm (5-5Â¼ in)
 Similar species
Distinguished from Rusty-capped Fulvetta by very different facial appearance with supercilium and neck side grey and ear-coverts buffy grey.
Has been considered to be conspecific with Rusty-capped Fulvetta, but the two occur sympatrically in China. However, the boundaries between this two species are not clear and some subspecies are either placed in one or in the other species.
Five subspecies accepted:
Clements doesn't accept weigoldi and places mandellii, genestieri and intermedia (subspecies of Rusty-capped Fulvetta) in this species. However this view is not generally accepted in the region.
Feeds on insects, snails and seeds.
Usually seen near the ground, skulking, in small groups.
Breeding season April to June. The nest is a loose dome or semi-dome with an entrance at the upper part. It's made of leaf fibres, dead leaves and grass, placed in a bush. Lays 4 - 5 eggs (Taiwan 2 -3).
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Recording by China Guy
North East Sichuan, China, March 2011
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