French: Bouscarle à couronne brune German: Himalajaseidensänger Spanish: Cetia capirotada
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. whistleri
(Ticehurst, 1923) – NW Himalayas from N Pakistan (Kaghan Valley) and Kashmir E to N India (Uttarakhand).
C. b. brunnifrons
(Hodgson, 1845) – Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to Bhutan and S China (SE Xizang).
C. b. umbratica
(E. C. S. Baker, 1924) – NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), S China (SE Tibet, W Sichuan, NW Yunnan) and N Myanmar.
10–11 cm; male 8–9 g, female 6–9 g. Small, slender-looking bush-warbler with small bill, long pale supercilium well defined in front of eye. Nominate race... read more
Song, from top of bush or rock, mid-Apr to early Aug and again in Sept–Oct, a loud, wheezing... read more
Breeds in undergrowth and rhododendron (Rhododendron) shrubberies at edges of evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well studied; includes small invertebrates, mainly spiders (Araneae) and larvae. Forages on the ground or in low bushes and... read more
Rather poorly known. Season Apr–Aug. Nest is an oval ball or cup-shaped, consisting mostly of grasses, moss, lichens and feathers,... read more
Altitudinal migrant; post-breeding descent to lower elevations. Recently recorded in NE Bangladesh... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in Nepal; common in India and Bhutan; uncommon in N Myanmar. Reasonably common in China. Present in several national parks.
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