The rufous-vented yuhina (Yuhina occipitalis) is a bird species in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. 12–14 cm; 10–16 g. Fairly large greyish-brown yuhina with rufous nape and vent, prominent crest, slightly forked tail. Nominate race has side of forehead pale. It is found in along the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the Eastern Himalayas, and ranges across Bhutan, India, Tibet, Myanmar, and Nepal. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, Broadleaf evergreen forest, particularly oak-rhododendron forest.
Diet is Mostly insects in summer. Partial to visiting rhododendron blossoms in search of nectar and probably insects; berries eaten in winter. RResident; some altitudinal displacement to lower levels in winter. Not globally threatened. Common in Nepal, including in Langtang National Park. Common in Bhutan, and present in Thrumshingla National Park. In India, locally fairly common.
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