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SPECIES INFO

The Grey-faced Liocichla, Liocichla omeiensis, is a passerine bird in the Old World babbler family. The species, also known as the Omei Shan or Emei Shan Liocichla, is endemic to mountain ranges in Southern Sichuan, China. It is closely related to the Bugun Liocichla, a species only described in 2006, and which it closely resembles.

The Grey-faced Liocichla is an olive-grey coloured bird with red wing patches. The plumage on the face is grey with a slight red ring on each side of the face. The species feeds in the undergrowth of semi-tropical rainforest. It is an altitudinal migrant, spending the summer months above 1000 m and moving below 600m in the winter.

The Grey-faced Liocichla is considered vulnerable by the IUCN. It is threatened by habitat loss through logging and conversion to agriculture. Some populations are protected inside reserves, such as the Emei Shan Protected Scenic Site.





                                     



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