Dhubri, Lower Bengal, India.
Forms a species pair with L. burnesii, but although songs are remarkably similar present species differs in its much thinner bill (at least 2); much shorter tail (71–79 mm vs 110–116 in males#R; allow 3); much weaker, more diffuse streaking on crown and mantle (2); greyish vs buffy colour in upperparts (2); grey vs rufous-chestnut undertail-coverts (3); and egg colour (slaty green vs greenish-white, both with profuse brown speckling; ns). Newly described race L. b. nepalicola appears to represent a partial link to present species, but is little known; further research may result in reunification with L. cinerascens. Monotypic.
Floodplains of R Brahmaputra in NE India.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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