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Emei Shan Liocichla
Liocichla omeiensis fc3380
Common Name Omei Shan and Grey-faced Liocichla
Range southern Sichuan, China.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Leiothrichidae
Genus Liocichla
Species Liocichla omeiensis
Conservation Status

The Emei Shan liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis), also known as the Omei Shan or grey-faced liocichla, is a species of passerine in the Leiothrichidae family. It 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 colored 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