French: Locustelle de Blyth German: Fleckenschwirl Spanish: Zarzalero moteado
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Subspecies and Distribution
L. t. thoracica
(Blyth, 1845) – C & E Himalayas from Nepal, Bhutan and NE India E to N Myanmar, and S China (from SE Xizang and Yunnan E to NC Sichuan, Guizhou, and Dayao Shan region of Guangxi); non-breeding Himalayan foothills from W Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam) and NE Bangladesh#R.
L. t. przevalskii
(Sushkin, 1925) – C China (E Tibetan Plateau of N Qinghai E to SW Gansu and S Shaanxi); non-breeding probably in foothills of C China#R.
12–14 cm; 9–13·4 g. A fairly small, warm brown bush-warbler with relatively short, round-tipped tail, long brown undertail-coverts with whitish feather... read more
Song (both races) distinctive and far-carrying, a sequence of mechanical clicks and buzzing sounds... read more
In breeding season, scrubby thickets and rank herbage by forest clearings and alpine meadows up to... read more
Food and feeding
No information on food items, other than insects. Generally solitary. Keeps well hidden, feeding on or near ground, sometimes in open in... read more
Laying May–Jul, at start of wet season; nest with eggs found as late as 22nd Jul in Nepal (but see Status and conservation). Nest a deep... read more
Altitudinal or short-distance migrant. Arrives on breeding grounds quite late, towards mid or end... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common, but in Nepal considered “rare” as a breeding species (where all such records may in fact refer to L.... read more
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