French: Bouscarle à pattes claires German: Weißbauch-Stutzschwanz Spanish: Tesia paticlara
Sikkim, north India.
Previously placed in Cettia, and in the past in Urosphena. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
H. p. pallidipes
(Blanford, 1872) – Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to N Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
H. p. laurentei
(La Touche, 1921) –
C & E Myanmar, S China (SE Yunnan, C & W Guangxi)#R, NW Thailand, N & C Laos and Vietnam (N & W Tonkin, S Annam).
H. p. osmastoni
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1908) – Andaman Is (South Andaman).
11–12·5 cm. A medium-sized to large bush-warbler with square-ended tail, short rounded wing with very short primary projection. Nominate race is cold olive-brown... read more
Song a loud, rich and explosive “zip…zip-tschuk-o-tschuk” or “wi wi-chu’ti’ti’chi”, fairly similar... read more
Ground-level vegetation, bracken-covered slopes and tall grasses in clearings, secondary scrub and... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known; presumably invertebrates and larvae. Secretive and very skulking, usually heard more often than seen. Forages on... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest a ball of grasses or a cup of bamboo leaves, grass heads and plant fibres and stems, placed low down in bush... read more
Resident or altitudinal migrant, moving to lower levels in foothills and plains after breeding.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common or fairly common in Nepal; uncommon in N India, Bhutan and throughout most of SE Asian range; rare in Laos. Occurs in several national... read more
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