- Ixos mcclellandii
Stocky appearance. Fine whitish streaks on brown crown and greyish brown throat and breast is diagnostic.
Mantle, wings and tail rich olive yellow; belly whitish; undertail coverts yellowish.
Crown feathers sometimes raised in short shaggy crest.
Himalayas, southern China, south-east Asia and the Malay Peninsula.
Sometimes also placed in genus Hypsipetes
There are 9 subspecies:
- I. m. mcclellandii: Eastern Himalayas (western Uttar Pradesh to eastern Assam)
- I. m. ventralis: SW Burma (Chin Hills and Arakan Yoma Mts.)
- I. m. tickelli: Eastern Burma (northern Shan States) to north-westerb Thailand
- I. m. similis: North-eastern Burma (Kachin) to south-western China (Yunnan) and northern Indochina
- I. m. holtii: Southern China (Sichuan to Fujian and Guangdong)
- I. m. loquax: Northern and eastern Thailand to southern Laos (Bolavens Plateau)
- I. m. griseiventer: Southern Vietnam (Langbian Plateau)
- I. m. canescens: South-eastern Thailand (Khao Kuap region)
- I. m. peracensis: Peninsular Thailand to northern Malaysia (Selangor and Pahang)
Forests and forest edges.
Rather sluggish. Usualy in loose parties of up to five.Usually keeps to leafy cover but will sometimes perch in the open. Tame and confiding.
Feeds in fruiting trees and shrubs together with other birds. Often obtains berries by hovering clumsily below strands of them.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BF Member observations
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