French: Bouscarle de montagne German: Bergseidensänger Spanish: Cetia montana
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Subspecies and Distribution
H. f. pallidus
(W. E. Brooks, 1871) – NW Himalayas from N Pakistan (Swat, Hazara and Murree Hills) and Vale of Kashmir E to W Nepal; non-breeding at lower altitudes.
H. f. fortipes
Hodgson, 1845 – Brownish-flanked Bush-warbler – E Nepal E to S China (SE Xizang), Bhutan, NE India and W & N Myanmar.
H. f. davidianus
(J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – #RC, S & SE China S to N Laos and N Vietnam; non-breeding also at lower altitudes.
H. f. robustipes
(Swinhoe, 1866) – Taiwan Bush-warbler – Taiwan.
11–12·5 cm; 8–11·5 g. A medium-sized bush-warbler with an undistinguished face pattern. Nominate race has narrow off-white or greyish-white... read more
Song, from mid-Mar (at higher altitude, more continuously from late May) to late Aug, a loud... read more
Breeds in dense undergrowth, bamboo clumps and middle strata of temperate forests, also grassy... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known; include small invertebrates, larvae and eggs. Secretive, shy and frequently elusive. Active, and usually... read more
Season May–Aug, fledglings from early Jun; possibly two broods. Monogamous. Nest a ball or deep cup of dry grasses, leaves, ... read more
Altitudinal migrant, descending to lower levels during end Oct to Apr; some may remain at higher... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common or locally common. In Indian Subcontinent, scarce to frequent in N Pakistan, commoner in C Himalayas and very common... read more
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