An amazing bird
A member of the Sylviidae family of birds, the Whitebrowed Fulvetta (Fulvetta vinipectus) is a particular species. A tiny fulvetta with dark brown colouring, a black mask, and a powerful white super cilium.
A blackish-brown lateral crown stripe that extends from above the eye to over the ear coverts frames the warm brown with a subtle grey tint of the forehead, neck, and crown.
While the rest of the bird is a mottled brown, black, orange, and grey with a pinkish to purplish-tinged breast, the mantle and neck side are lighter and grayer than the crown.
The juvenile is rustier in colour than the adult, with whiter flanks, and less distinct lateral crown stripes.
These birds can be found all throughout the Indian subcontinent and are native to Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam.
In their habitat, these birds favour temperate forests.
The white-brow fulvetta eats almost exclusively insects during the mating season, with caterpillars being a favourite; during other seasons, berries and small seeds are also popular foods.
The Himalayan region’s mating season lasts from April to July, while in China it lasts from May to June.
The nest is made of dry grasses, bamboo leaves, moss, rootlets, fibres, and bark, and it is a sizable, deep cup.
It is concealed in a bamboo or bush that is 0.9 to 2 metres above the ground. The female lays two to three eggs.