French: Tésie à ventre ardoise German: Goldscheitel-Stutzschwanz Spanish: Tesia pizarrosa
Assam, north-east India
Subspecies and Distribution
T. o. olivea
(McClelland, 1840) – E Nepal and NE India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh) E to S China (SE Xizang, SC Sichuan, Yunnan, E Guizhou, E Guangxi) and NE Myanmar.
T. o. chiangmaiensis
Renner et al., 2008 – NW Thailand, N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin, N Annam).
9–10 cm; 6–9 g. Small, upright and apparently tailless but long-legged, ground-dwelling warbler. Crown and nape are yellowish-green (sometimes duller), with broad... read more
Call principally a sharp “tchirik” and a spluttering rattle, “trrrrt trrrrt trrrrt…”. Song 4–... read more
Dense undergrowth of moist evergreen tropical and subtropical forests; preference for damp areas... read more
Food and feeding
Food largely unknown; presumably invertebrates and larvae. Active but extremely skulking, although often inquisitive and seemingly not shy... read more
Altitudinal migrant, with post-breeding movement downhill. Vagrant to Bangladesh.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in Nepal, where recorded only in Arun Valley; locally common in NE India, but possibly only non-breeding visitor in Assam; generally uncommon in... read more
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