Spectacled Fulvetta (Fulvetta ruficapilla) - HBW 12, p. 140
French: Fulvetta de Verreaux
Spanish: Fulveta de Verreaux
Taxonomy: Siva ruficapilla J. Verreaux, 1870, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois” = western Sichuan, China.
Genus commonly merged with Alcippe. Formerly treated as conspecific with F. danisi. Birds recorded in S China (Yunnan and Guizhou) probably belong in present species on basis of range, but not yet compared with type of F. danisi. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ruficapilla ( J. Verreaux, 1870) - C China (S Gansu and S Shaanxi S to SC & NE Sichuan).
- sordidior ( Rippon, 1903) - S China (W & C Yunnan E to SW Sichuan and W Guizhou).
- Least Concern Enlarge map