This species is known from central China in southeastern Sichuan, northeastern Yunnan and western Guizhou provinces, from 1,000-1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits marshes, pools, ponds and the surrounding habitats in hilly areas. It lives in still water ponds. It nests and breeds around the ponds in May.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas. It is currently protected in many provinces of China.
Wu Guanfu, Wang Yuezhao 2004. Babina daunchina. In: IUCN 2014