White eared sibia. Order: Passeriformes Family: Leiothrichidae Genus: Heterophasia Species: H. auricularis Binomial name Heterophasia auricularis (Swinhoe, 1864). The white-eared sibia (Heterophasia auricularis) is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family. It is endemic to the island of Taiwan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.