French: Locustelle de Taiwan German: Taiwanschwirl Spanish: Zarzalero de Formosa
Other common names:
Rasmussen et al.
Ta-Kuan, Hua-Lian Hsien, Taiwan
Mountains of C & NE Taiwan.
13 cm; c. 10 g. A medium-sized unmarked dark dull brown bush-warbler, lacking strong rufous tones, bill rather slight. Head, ear-coverts, malar region and entire upperparts,... read more
Song distinctive, a series of loud, clear monotone notes, each ending in 2 or 3 clicks (resembling... read more
Open grassy slopes with bamboos, shrubby thickets and scattered trees; clearings in coniferous... read more
Food and feeding
No information on food items, other than insects. Forages low down; shares general skulking behaviour typical of genus.
Season chiefly mid-May to late Jun, but food-carrying observed as late as Aug. Nest a cup of woven grass leaves, extremely well concealed... read more
Basically resident. Some post-breeding altitudinal movement; only exceptionally below 1000 m, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Extremely shy nature makes this species as difficult to see as are its congeners; apparently quite... read more
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