French: Grande Bouscarle German: Rhododendronseidensänger Spanish: Cetia grande
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Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. major
(F. Moore, 1854) – Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to C & S China (E Qinghai, SE Xizang, Sichuan, NW Yunnan).
C. m. vafra
(Koelz, 1954) – NE India (Assam).
13 cm; 9·7 g. A medium-sized to large bush-warbler with distinctive chestnut crown. Nominate race has fairly long supercilium warm buff or rufous-buff (and... read more
Song a short introductory whistle followed by a rapid, shrill warble of 3–4 notes, “i i-wi-wi... read more
Undergrowth, ground vegetation and thorn-scrub in high-altitude fir forests; shows preference for... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known; largely presumed to be small invertebrates and larvae. Secretive, shy and mouse-like in habits. Forages low down or on... read more
No certain information. Season presumably Jun–Aug. Nest supposed to be of this species described as globular, made from grass and... read more
Altitudinal migrant, descending to lower elevations after breeding season. Occasional longer... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon; not well known. Rare in Nepal; occurs in Royal Chitwan National Park. Local in NE Indian Himalayas; uncommon in Bhutan and China... read more
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