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Chestnut-crested Yuhina

Yuhina everetti

Description:

Saw this 3 birds sleeping together during a night walk.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest


2 species ID suggestions

Chestnut-crested Yuhina
Yuhina everetti Chestnut-crested yuhina - Wikipedia

14 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 months ago

Happy they got the correct ID back. Thanks.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thanks, @Malcom and @Daniele with the ID help :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 months ago

Thanks Malcolm!

Yuhina everetti is the most current scientific name according to Clements. Yuhina castaniceps is a Striated Yuhina, restricted NE India across to China and down to Thailand. Yuhina everetti is endemic to Borneo.

Definitely not a Rufous-crowned Babbler, these are Chestnut-crested Yuhina, Staphida everetti, or Yuhina everetti or castaniceps, the underside of the tail gives them away. I have three scientific names so checking which is most up-to-date before making my suggestion.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thanks, @Daniele for further clarification.
Will remove the ID for the meantime.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 months ago

Hi Albert and Sukanya! I'm no specialist of this area, but all images I can see online for the Rufous-crowned babbler show that only the crown is rufous for this bird, whereas the birds in this photo have rufous on the crown and cheek as well. The tail also seems different. I will ask Malcolm to double-check for you.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Hope so, not too many Members/Rangers now helping with ID :(

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 months ago

Well, if we are wrong I am sure others on PN will point it out!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Unfortunately, I am not too certain.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 months ago

Is it the right one???

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thanks, @SukanyaDatta for the ID :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 months ago

Ha ha, yea, they like cozying up at night :D

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

This reminds me of images of long-tailed tits sleeping tight together to conserve energy:
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/southwilt...

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.41, Long: 117.93

Spotted on Jan 24, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2018

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