Family Bush-warblers (Scotocercidae)

Near Threatened

Tanimbar Bush-warbler (Horornis carolinae)


Taxonomy

French: Bouscarle des Tanimbar German: Tanimbarseidensänger Spanish: Cetia de las Tanimbar
Taxonomy:

Cettia carolinae

Rozendaal

, 1987,

Yamdena, Tanimbar Islands

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Yamdena, in Tanimbar Is (E Lesser Sundas).

Descriptive notes

Male 12·5–13 cm, 18·6–20·6 g; female 11–11·5 cm, 13·5–15 g. A medium-sized, ground-loving, short-winged bush-warbler with long and fine bill. Has... read more

Voice

Song, from dense thicket or low trees and usually within 2 m of ground, begins with long drawn-out... read more

Habitat

Dense undergrowth of primary forest, monsoon forest, secondary woodland, bamboo thickets and scrub... read more

Food and feeding

Food not well studied; mainly small invertebrates, including ants (of family Formicidae), heteropteran bugs, beetles (Coleoptera) and... read more

Breeding

No information availabel. Extremely vocal during wet season, and presumably breeds around that time.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA. Common, but very elusive; easily overlooked.... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Tanimbar Bush-warbler (Horornis carolinae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58745 on 24 February 2019).