French: Locustelle fasciée German: Riesenschwirl Spanish: Buscarla de Gray
Other common names:
G. R. Gray
Bacan, by Halmahera, Moluccas
SC Siberia (from E of upper R Ob) E to SE Russia (Amurland, Ussuriland) and NE China (NE Inner Mongolia, N Heilongjiang); non-breeding S Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas and W New Guinea.
16·5–18 cm; 24–31 g. A large Locustella, strong-billed with longish graduated tail and pointed feather tips, and unstreaked plumage. Adult is warm... read more
Song (individually variable) of rich fluty, mellow and musical notes, a loud (far-carrying),... read more
Breeds in river-valley meadows, edges of taiga, forest glades and clearings, and bamboo thickets;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages among grass stems or deep within bushes.
Breeds mid-Jun to early Jul. Territorial. Nest a large, deep cup of dead leaves and dry grass stems, lined with finer stems, placed on... read more
Long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding areas late Aug/early Sept; C Siberian breeders move E to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common throughout most of its wide range in C & E Palearctic. Locally common in Siberia; rather uncommon in... read more
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