French: Bouscarle à tête marron German: Rotkopftesia Spanish: Cetia cabecicastaña
no locality = Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. castaneocoronata
(E. Burton, 1836) – Himalayas from N India (Himachal Pradesh) and Nepal E to E Bangladesh, Myanmar (except C & S), S China (SE Xizang, Sichuan, Guizhou, W Guangxi), NW Thailand and N Laos.
C. c. ripleyi
(Deignan, 1951) – S China (Yunnan).
C. c. abadiei
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – N Vietnam (NW Tonkin).
8–9·5 cm; 8–10 g. Small, upright and almost tailless ground-loving warbler with dark upperparts and bright yellow underparts. Nominate race has chestnut head,... read more
Has sharp and explosive “whit” or sharper “tit” call notes, often repeated as short intermittent... read more
Undergrowth of broadleaf forest and mixed broadleaf and conifer forest, also bamboo; prefers dense... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known; mostly spiders (Araneae), other invertebrates and their larvae. Usually alone or in pairs. Actively forages on... read more
Not well known. Season Apr–Jul. Male displays in upper bush to female lower in same bush, holds wings drooped, bill pointing upwards... read more
Altitudinal migrant. Winter visitor to N Assam. Vagrant in Bangladesh.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly common in Nepal, N India (scarce in Himachal Pradesh) and Bhutan; uncommon in N Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.... read more
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