French: Tarier gris German: Grauschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla gris
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray
Subspecies and Distribution
S. f. ferreus
J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847 – Himalayas from Pakistan E to Myanmar, NW Thailand, NC Laos#R and C Vietnam (S Annam), probably this race in S China (SE Xizang, W & S Yunnan); non-breeding also at lower altitudes in N India, S Myanmar E to S Indochina.
S. f. haringtoni
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) – C & S China (S from SE Gansu, S Shaanxi and S Anhui and Shanghai); non-breeding S China and Indochina.
14–15 cm; 14–16 g. Male nominate race is like male S. jerdoni, but with long white supercilium, grey-fringed back, rump and scapulars, small white wing... read more
Song, from often high exposed perch (e.g. in pine), a short, variable, pleasant but feeble canary-... read more
Open scrubby and bush-covered hillsides, glades, grassy knolls by trees, edges of pine and... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly insects, including beetles and grasshoppers, also spiders and small molluscs; occasionally seeds. Feeding habits typical of genus,... read more
Mar–Jul; probably double-brooded. Nest a modest compact cup made of grasses, moss and fine roots, lined with fibrous material, hair,... read more
Resident, subject to altitudinal and short-distance winter movements, in much of range. Straggles... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in greatly restricted range in Pakistan and common through much of Himalayas. Pairs every few hundred metres in agricultural terraces in Nepal... read more
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