Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Feding Chicks in the Nest
The grey-cheeked fulvetta or Morrison’s fulvetta is a bird in the family Alcippeidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1863.
Body length 12 cm. The iris is dark red and the eye circles are white. Mouth thin, dark brown. Feet light yellow.
Males and females have the same plumage. The forehead, head and back of the neck are dark lead-grey, with an inconspicuous black-brown longitudinal stripe above the eye rims. Face to side neck lead grey. The back, waist, wings, tail coverts, tail feathers are yellowish brown, and the tail feathers are dark brown at the end. Throat and breast are grayish white, abdomen and flank are pale yellowish brown, center is white, and tail coverts are pale yellowish brown.
Subspecies endemic to Taiwan. Its traces can be seen from the plains to high altitudes, and are more common at medium and low altitudes.
Other subspecies are distributed in South China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and other places.