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Chestnut-crested Yuhina
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Information
Range Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia where it is endemic to the island of Borneo.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Yuhina
Species Yuhina everetti
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Chestnut-crested yuhina (Yuhina everetti), is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family. The species has been included in the genus Staphida, along with the chestnut-collared yuhina and the striated yuhina of mainland Asia, and all three have been considered a single species. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.

Distribution and Habitat

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia where it is endemic to the island of Borneo. Its natural habitat is broadleaf evergreen submontane and montane forests, forest edge and secondary growth from 100–2,800 m (330–9,190 ft). They are common and are often one of the most common species in their range.

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