French: Rhopophile de Pékin German: Pekinggrasmücke Spanish: Timalí pekinés
Other common names:
Chinese Hill-warbler, Chinese Bush-dweller (when lumped with R. albosuperciliaris)
Drymoeca (?) pekinensis
C & NE China (SE Qinghai and C & S Gansu E to Shaanxi and NE Sichuan, and from S Inner Mongolia and Liaoning S to SW Henan and NE Hubei) and N Korea.
15–17 cm. Small passerine resembling a cisticolid warbler, with graduated tail very long (half of bird’s total length), plumage pale grey and sandy with heavy... read more
Not adequately documented. Song described as a sweet continuous “dear, dear, dear”,... read more
Dry stony montane scrub, bush-covered hill slopes, tamarisks, long grass with scattered trees (... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably invertebrates. Forms flocks outside breeding season, sometimes associating with other babblers. Forages... read more
Season May. Nest a substantial deep cup of soft grasses, thickly bound with strips of grass, reinforced externally with cobweb, cocoons and... read more
Resident, with some apparent winter displacements, e.g. to parts of S Korea.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon within comparatively enormous range. Around Beidaihe, in E China (S Liaoning), numbers may have increased from 1940s to 1980s, but recent... read more
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