French: Moupinie de Jerdon German: Jerdongrasmücke Spanish: Timalí de Jerdon
island off Thayetmyo, in Irrawaddy River, Myanmar.
Previously placed in Moupinia. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. scindicum
(Harington, 1915) – R Indus Plains, in Pakistan.
C. a. griseigulare
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – S Nepal and NC & NE India.
C. a. altirostre
Jerdon, 1862 – formerly N & S Myanmar (Irrawaddy–Sittang Plain). No records since 1950 until recently refound at Udo (Yangon region, in S Myanmar)#R.
17 cm. Small, stubby-billed babbler with long graduated tail, plumage rich brown above, grey and buff below. Nominate race has forehead blackish with jagged ashy margins,... read more
Song, usually from tops of reeds in early morning or evening, of various types, common version... read more
Extensive tall riverine grassland of various types, in lowlands; seems to favour denser, uncut... read more
Food and feeding
Grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Formicidae) and small seeds reported. Found in pairs or in small parties of 3–... read more
Sept in Pakistan, and Apr and Jul in India. Nest, apparently built by both of pair, a neat frail cup, shallow or deep, made of dried reed... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. One of a group of species that has suffered from massive reduction in area and quality of grasslands across S Asia. Nominate was known from nine sites in Myanmar... read more
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