Emei Shan liocichla

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Emei Shan liocichla
CITES Appendix II (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Liocichla
L. omeiensis
Binomial name
Liocichla omeiensis
(Riley, 1926)

The Emei Shan liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis) is a passerine bird in the family Leiothrichidae. The species, also known as the Omei Shan or grey-faced 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 Emei Shan 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 Emei Shan 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2017). "Liocichla omeiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22715770A117063025. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22715770A117063025.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.

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