French: Grande Graminicole German: Indiengrasdrossling Spanish: Yerbera bengalí
Other common names:
N & NE India (NC Uttar Pradesh E to Assam and Manipur) and adjacent S Nepal and NE Bangladesh.
16–18 cm; 13–16·5 g. A boldly marked grass-babbler with broad graduated tail only moderately tapered. Adult in fresh plumage has crown streaked reddish... read more
Song, delivered from near top of tall grasses or in short flight (up to 3 m above vegetation),... read more
Lowland wet grassland, reed-swamp and other emergent vegetation by canals, rivers and lakes, in... read more
Food and feeding
Food small invertebrates, but no published details other than “insects”. Usually encountered singly or in pairs. Keeps well hidden, and... read more
Breeds during wet season, in Jul and Aug (to coincide with monsoon), in India. In short song flight, suddenly rises into air and drops back... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered (Near Threatened. Common to rare; very local. In recent decades has undergone dramatic decline over most of range. In N India it... read more
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