French: Locustelle à long bec German: Kaschmirschwirl Spanish: Zarzalero piquilargo
Other common names:
W. E. Brooks
Subspecies and Distribution
L. m. major
(W. E. Brooks, 1871) – NW Himalaya in N Pakistan (Khagan Valley and Gilgit) and NW India (NE Kashmir, Ladakh, Zaskar); winter range unknown, presumably at lower altitudes in NW India and N Pakistan#R.
L. m. innae
(Portenko, 1955) – W China (Kunlun Shan and W Altun Shan, in W & S Xinjiang); winter range unknown, presumably at lower altitudes#R.
14 cm; c. 13 g. A medium-sized bush-warbler with relatively long tail and long bill. Nominate race is olive-brown above, with whitish lores, usually clear whitish supercilium... read more
Song, from top of shrub or small tree, distinctive but extremely dull and monotonous, a peculiar... read more
In breeding season, inhabits grassy slopes dotted with bushes amid weedy patches and rank grasses,... read more
Food and feeding
No information on food items, other than insects. Generally solitary. As most of its congeners, keeps well hidden, feeding on or near... read more
Season mid-Jun to late Jul. Nest a deep cup of dry grasses, placed on or close to ground in dense grass or herbage and always extremely... read more
Probably an altitudinal migrant, but winter quarters unknown; said to move to lower elevations in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Little information on current status, as its distribution is centred on politically sensitive areas; probably... read more
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