French: Mégalure de Ceylan German: Ceylonbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero de Ceilán
Other common names:
Sri Lanka Bush-warbler
Hills of wet zone in SC Sri Lanka.
15–16 cm; 9–14 g. A dull plump warbler with slender bill, and long and slender legs. Male is almost uniformly olive-brown above, washed rufous on rump and... read more
Song, from tall grasses, rather short, lively and squeaky, easily overlooked, has been rendered as... read more
Grassy hollows and margins, preferably with bamboo and Strobilanthes intermixed, to wet... read more
Food and feeding
Food invertebrates, especially soft-bodied larval stages; includes e.g. small spiders (Araneae), caterpillars, small worms, and is... read more
Chiefly Mar–May and often again in Aug–Sept, coinciding with the two rainy periods of year; probably double-brooded. Nest a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Locally not uncommon. Population level particularly... read more
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