Family Bush-warblers (Scotocercidae)

Least Concern

Javan Tesia (Tesia superciliaris)


Taxonomy

French: Tésie de Java German: Brauenstutzschwanz Spanish: Tesia de Java
Taxonomy:

Microura superciliaris

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Java

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

W & C Java.

Descriptive notes

7 cm. Very small to tiny, ground-dwelling warbler with tailless appearance. Has blackish crown and nape, with long and pronounced pale greyish-white super­cilium... read more

Voice

Song a loud, explosive and rather fast series of c. 15 notes.

Habitat

Dense undergrowth and thickets in clearings or edges in montane forest, between 1000 m and 3000 m;... read more

Food and feeding

Not well known. Food mostly grubs, worms and snails, and presumably other invertebrates and their larvae.

Breeding

Poorly known. Season Apr–Jun and Oct–Dec. Nest a ball of dry plant fibres, fine roots and moss, placed low down in thick... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Locally common within its very limited range. Occurs in Gunung Gede-Pangrango... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Javan Tesia (Tesia superciliaris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58730 on 19 February 2019).