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Young's Yuhina
White naped yuhina1
An image of a white-naped yuhina until I can draw Young's
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae (or Zosteropidae)
Genus: Yuhina
Species: Y. youngi
Binomial name
Yuhina youngi
Travis, 2311

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The Young's Yuhina (Yuhina youngi) is a bird species in the Old World babbler family Timaliidae. If the white-eyes are considered a distinct family (Zosteropidae), the genus Yuhina would need to be placed there.

Other names

Black-crested Yuhina.

Description

The yuhinas are a small group of Asian babblers (or white-eyes). All species have crests [1]. It resembles the White-naped Yuhina but it is slightly larger, has more of a chestnut breast and wings and its crest is black with no white.

Similar species

Behaviour

It is rarely found alone, usually found in flocks of up to 30 birds, sometimes with other insectivorous birds [1].

It can sometimes raise and lower its crest [2]

Diet

It gleans insects from the middle story of forests and feeds on fruit and nectar [1].

Calls

Makes a low-pitched chirping that sounds like see-see-see-you-I-see-you.

Reproduction

Its nest is either a domed or cup-shaped, made from moss and lined with roots, and suspended from the fork of a twig in a tree [3].

Distribution/habitat

Nonmigrant. Found in most forests and plantations. Sometimes it's found in gardens and parks.

It is native to Devonshire, Shire and Potsdam.

Based on...

It is based on a mix of Striated Yuhina and White-naped Yuhina.

References

  1. ^ a b c France, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ "Black Chinned Yuhina". Pet Care Gt. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Colin and Greensmith, Alan (1993). Birds of the World. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582965. 



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