And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Whiskered Yuhina

Video of Whiskered Yuhinas (Yuhina flavicolis) taken near the summit of Doi Lang. These birds are so hard to video as most of the time they just keep moving, often in a mixed flock.










The Whiskered Yuhina is distributed along the Himalayas from northern India through Nepal and Bhutan to southern China, Myanmar and northern Thailand and Indochina. In Bhutan one of the most common birds in broadleaf forest in temperate zone. It is found at between 600 and 3,000 metres in the lower storeys of evergreen and deciduous forest.

They feed in low branches and bushes on insects, small snails, nectar, seeds and berries and travel in small flocks including mixed flocks of other yuhinas and fulvettas.

1 comment:

madibirder said...

Excellent video of a beautiful species.