This species is known from a number of locations in northern and central Viet Nam, as well as from Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khang in northern Thailand, northwest and central Lao People's Democratic Republic and southwestern Yunnan, China. It occurs at moderate to high altitudes from 800-2,400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits evergreen broadleaf forests, and breeds in small hill streams.
In China this species is rare and hard to find, especially outside the breeding season. However, it has been recorded as common in Cuc Phuong National Park in Viet Nam.
Habitat destruction and degradation, including the construction of dams and power plants are threats to this species.
It appears adequately protected if existing protected areas in Viet Nam and Thailand remain secure. It is considered Vulnerable in the 1997 Thai Red List (OEPP 1997).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
A taxonomic review of this species is needed (A. Ohler pers. comm.).
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