French: Locustelle du Cachemire German: Himalajaschwirl Spanish: Zarzalero de Cachemira
Other common names:
Dumeticola thoracica kashmirensis
W Himalayas of NW India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand); possibly also Kashmir (two old specimens#R) and recently discovered (presumably breeding) in WC Nepal#R. Non-breeding areas largely unknown, probably include plains of Uttarakhand.
12–14 cm. A fairly small, warm brown bush-warbler with relatively short, round-tipped tail, long brown undertail-coverts with whitish feather tips, and slim, spike-like,... read more
Song distinctive, begins with one or two, quick, medium-pitched musical clicks (at 3–5 kHz),... read more
Breeds in moist, tall herbaceous alpine vegetation, in some areas dominated by tussock grass (... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually no information, but diet is presumably insects and foraging behaviour is apparently much as L. thoracica.
Apparently nothing recorded, but a record of a fledgling in early Aug and another of a nest and eggs in late Jul (see L. thoracica... read more
Presumed to be an altitudinal or short-range migrant, like L. thoracica, but wintering... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Few data on status. Recently confirmed to occur in WC Nepal (based on records in Aug 2016), where is perhaps locally common in... read more
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