French: Bouscarle à moustaches German: Rostwangen-Dickichtsänger Spanish: Mosquitero carirrufo
F. Moore, 1854,
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. albogularis
(F. Moore, 1854) – E Nepal, NE India (E to Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur), Bhutan and E Bangladesh E to W Myanmar and S China (S Yunnan).
A. a. hugonis
Deignan, 1938 – N & E Myanmar and NW Thailand.
A. a. fulvifacies
(Swinhoe, 1870) – S China (Sichuan, S Shaanxi, Hubei and Anhui S to Yao Shan of Guangxi, coastal Guangdong, Fujian, also Hainan), Taiwan, Laos and N & C Vietnam (Tonkin, C Annam).
8–9 cm; c. 4·7–5 g. Tiny, rather slim warbler with rather broad bill. Nominate race has forehead and side of head, including superciliary area, cinnamon-... read more
Song a repeated very high-pitched, drawn-out plaintive whistle, rendered as e.g. “tititiriiii... read more
Undergrowth of evergreen forest, especially bamboos, in mountain foothills; also bamboo thickets... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds almost entirely on tiny invertebrates gleaned from foliage. Forages chiefly in understorey; seems hyperactive, restlessly flicking... read more
Season early Apr to Jun in NE India. Nest constructed by both sexes, a base of bamboo leaves, fibres and rootlets, with cup of felted moss... read more
Resident; possibly some seasonal altitudinal movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to rare; very localized in several parts of range. Very rare in Nepal, having only recently been rediscovered in Ilam district, in... read more
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