French: Tésie à sourcils jaunes German: Olivscheitel-Stutzschwanz Spanish: Tesia cejiamarilla
N India (E from Uttarakhand) and Nepal E to S China (SE Xizang, S Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, S Hunan), Bangladesh, Myanmar (except C & S), NW Thailand, SW Cambodia, N & S Laos and Vietnam (Tonkin, C & S Annam).
9–10 cm; 8–12 g. Small, upright and apparently tailless, ground-dwelling warbler. Has bright olive-green upperparts, slightly paler crown, light green supercilium... read more
Has surprisingly loud, rattling “trrrrrk” call. Song, mostly in Apr–May, a series... read more
Dense undergrowth of broadleaf forest, principally in ferns, nettles, dwarf bamboo in moist valleys... read more
Food and feeding
Food items little studied; small invertebrates, particularly ants (Hymenoptera) and spiders (Araneae), recorded. Very active, and appears... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest a ball mostly of moss, placed low down, less than 0·5 from ground, in bush, creeper or moss on side of... read more
Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding descent to lower elevations. Winter visitor to N Assam (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in N India; in Nepal, common in EC but rare in W; common in S China; frequent in Bhutan and common in Myanmar, Laos and N Vietnam;... read more
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