Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

This species is one of those retained in the genus Alcippe after the true fulvettas and some others were removed; the group had turned out to unite quite unrelated birds. Its closest relatives are probably the Brown Fulvetta, and the Black-browed Fulvetta which was only recently recognized as a distinct species again. The Javan Fulvetta and the Nepal Fulvetta might also belong into this group.

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Author: JJ Harrison ( location

The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta is a resident breeding bird in India and Southeast Asia. Its habitat is undergrowth in moist forests and scrub jungle. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight. This babbler builds its nest in a tree, concealed in dense masses of foliage. The normal clutch is two or three eggs. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta measures 15 cm including its longish tail. More

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe poioicephala) is a widespread resident in hilly regions of India. More

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta - Photo copyright Clement Francis and Vijaykumar ThondamanBrown-cheeked Fulvetta Photo copyright Clement Francis and Vijaykumar Thondaman Javan Fulvetta - Photo copyright Don RobersonJavan Fulvetta Photo copyright Don Roberson... Mountain Fulvetta - Photo copyright Ivor LeeMountain Fulvetta Photo copyright Ivor Lee Grey-cheeked Fulvetta - Photo copyright Hideo TaniGrey-cheeked Fulvetta Photo copyright Hideo Tani Nepal Fulvetta - Photo copyright Sujan ChatterjeeNepal Fulvetta Photo copyright Sujan Chatterjee... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Alcippe
Species : poioicephala
Authority : (Jerdon, 1844)