French: Pouillot brun German: Dunkellaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero sombrío
Phillopneuste [sic] fuscata
Calcutta area, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. fuscatus
(Blyth, 1842) – C & E Siberia from R Ob E to R Anadyr Basin, S to Tomsk region, Mongolia, NE China, Russian Far East (Ussuriland) and Sakhalin; non-breeding NE India, S Nepal, Bangladesh and S China, S to Andaman Is and Peninsular Malaysia, E to Taiwan and S Japan.
P. f. robustus
Stresemann, 1923 – #RNC China (Gansu and Inner Mongolia to N Sichuan); non-breeding N Thailand and Laos.
11–12 cm; 8·5–13·5 g. A medium-sized, slim, reatively short-tailed and slender-billed warbler, mostly drab brown but with prominent supercilium.... read more
Song, delivered from arrival on territory to mid-Aug, from within trees and shrubs, occasionally in... read more
Breeds in scrub and low dense vegetation in taiga forest, mainly of larch (Larix) and pine... read more
Food and feeding
Food small insects, particularly weevils (Curculionidae) and other small beetles (Coleoptera), also molluscs, small moths (Lepidoptera) and... read more
End May to mid-Aug; nestlings mid-Jun and fledglings early Jul in SE Russia (Ussuriland), later farther N, and mid-Aug in Tuva region; one... read more
Migratory; altitudinal and long-distance migrant. Populations of nominate race move S or SW to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally abundant; common or locally common in Russia and China. Densities of up to 30 birds/km² in C Siberian breeding area. Common in much of non-... read more
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