French: Bruant de Koslov German: Tibetammer Spanish: Escribano tibetano
Dza Chu River, Lancang Jiang (upper Mekong), east Xizang, China
Upper reaches of R Lancang Jiang (Mekong), R Nu Jiang (Salween) and R Chang Jiang (Yangtze) in small area of NE Tibetan Plateau around Xizang–S Qinghai border of China.
16 cm; c. 25 g. Distinctive stocky, rather bull-necked and relatively long-tailed bunting with prominent long supercilium. Male breeding has black crown bordered by wide... read more
Song, from stunted bushtop or boulder, an uncomplicated little phrase, has been transcribed as a... read more
Relatively barren, steep scrubby slopes above tree-line. Favours mixture of dwarf alpine shrubs,... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet presumably various seeds, but in breeding season no doubt primarily insectivorous. Following prey items identified... read more
Virtually undocumented. Breeding thought not to commence until very end of Jun or early Jul. Following details based on one studied nest.... read more
Assumed to be resident; perhaps descends a little in severe winter weather, but no evidence of this.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Eastern Tibet EBA. Rare and little known. Confined to E part of... read more
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