French: Bouscarle de Swinhoe German: Buschstutzschwanz Spanish: Buscarla colicorta asiática
SE Russia (S Ussuriland), NE China (SE Heilongjiang, S & E Jilin, E Liaoning), Korea, S Sakhalin, S Kuril Is and Japan; non-breeding SE China, Taiwan and SE Asia S to N Malay Peninsula.
9·5–10·5 cm; 8–10 g. Small, plump or full-bellied and very short-tailed bush-warbler with fine, pointed bill. Has prominent, long buffish-white... read more
Song, mid-May to end Jun, a high-pitched cicada-like “see-see-see-see-see-see- see-see-see-... read more
Breeds in dense undergrowth (including dwarf bamboo) in lowland conifer and broadleaf evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Food invertebrates and larvae. Usually alone or in pairs. Forages on ground or in thick undergrowth; elusive, rarely coming into the open. read more
Poorly known. Season late Apr to Jul. Co-operative breeding, helpers considered of regular occurrence. Nest primarily of leaves and dry... read more
Migratory. After breeding, migrates S to SE Asia from W Myanmar E to Vietnam (absent Cambodia and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to locally abundant in SE Russia (Ussuriland) and along coast of Sea of Japan; rare on S Sakhalin I, and uncommon in Japan (... read more
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