This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Described as new to science by Zheng et al. (2000), but this treatment has not been adopted by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group. Dickinson (2003) treats this taxon as a species inquirenda, with the comment: "It was proposed as a species but critical acoustic information is missing, and the description might apply to a subadult form of elisae. Listing it as a subspecies would be misleading." The BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group concurs with this judgement and therefore does not recognise this taxon.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ficedula beijingnica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.