French: Locustelle de Pallas German: Streifenschwirl Spanish: Buscarla de Pallas
Other common names:
mountainous region between Onon and Borzya in eastern Transbaikalia
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. rubescens
Blyth, 1845 – Siberia from R Irtysh E to Kolyma Basin and Sea of Okhotsk; non-breeding S & SE Asia.
L. c. sparsimstriata
Meise, 1934 – S Siberia from Tomsk and Novosibirsk E to L Baikal area, S to N Altai Mts and N Mongolia; non-breeding probably S & SE Asia.
L. c. certhiola
(Pallas, 1811) – Transbaikalia E to SE Siberia (S of Okhotsk coast) and NE China (E from Da Hinggan Mts); non-breeding SE Asia.
L. c. centralasiae
Sushkin, 1925 – E Kazakhstan (L Zaysan S to Dzhungarskiy Alatau), NE Kyrgyzstan (Karkara) and Russian and Gobian Altai S to N China (S to E Tien Shan, Qaidam Basin and Ordos Plateau); non-breeding probably India E to Myanmar.
13–14 cm; 13–18 g (up to 22 g before migration). A streaked Locustella with whitish tips of tail feathers. Nominate race is warm olive-brown above,... read more
Song, from exposed bush or plant stem or in flight, consists of a quiet, varied high-pitched... read more
Breeds in tall or tussocky grass of riverbanks, valley meadows, moist taiga woodland and shrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; occasional vegetable material. Forages low down, typically with horizontal posture; creeps and runs mouse-like through and under... read more
Laying late Jun to early Jul in Siberia, and first half of Jun in Amur Valley. Territorial; male has brief song flight, rising to c. 10 m... read more
Long-distance migrant, wintering in S & SE Asia. Race rubescens migrates mainly to NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common within much of wide Asian range; rather uncommon in China. No data on population levels; probably quite numerous in suitable habitat,... read more
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