Babblers (Timaliidae)

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe morrisonia) - HBW 12, p. 152

French: Alcippe à joues grises German: Grauwangenalcippe Spanish: Fulveta Carigrís
Other common names: Common/Red-eyed Fulvetta, Grey-eyed Nun-babbler

Taxonomy: Alcippe morrisonia Swinhoe, 1863, Taiwan.
Geographical variation slight, despite number of named races. Nevertheless, future splitting of species possible on basis of vocalizations and genetic differences. Individuals of this species observed in C Yunnan and N & C Guangdong (S China) not yet assigned to race. Eight subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • yunnanensis Harington, 1913 - N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan).
  • fratercula Rippon, 1900 - C, E & S Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan), N & W Thailand and NW Laos.
  • laotiana Delacour, 1926 - NC & C Laos and adjacent Vietnam (N Annam).

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  • yunnanensis Harington, 1913 - N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan).
  • fratercula Rippon, 1900 - C, E & S Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan), N & W Thailand and NW Laos.
  • laotiana Delacour, 1926 - NC & C Laos and adjacent Vietnam (N Annam).
  • schaefferi La Touche, 1923 - S China (SE Yunnan E to S Guizhou and N Guangxi) and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
  • davidi Styan, 1896 - EC China from S Gansu and S Shaanxi S to C & E Sichuan, SW Hubei, N & E Guizhou, SW Hunan, extreme NE Guangxi and NW Jiangxi.
  • hueti David, 1874 - SE China (SE Anhui and Zhejiang S to NE Guangdong).
  • rufescentior (E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) - Hainan I.
  • morrisonia Swinhoe, 1863 - Taiwan.