French: Bouscarle de Timor German: Timorstutzschwanz Spanish: Buscarla colicorta de Timor
Originally considered to include Tesia everetti as a race. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
U. s. subulata
(Sharpe, 1884) – Timor in E Lesser Sundas.
U. s. advena
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1906) – Babar I (E of Timor).
10 cm. Small, almost tailless, long-legged, ground-loving warbler. Nominate race has entire upperparts plain olive-brown, long and fairly broad white supercilium, equally... read more
Only documented vocalization is a very thin, almost inaudible, high-pitched and slightly rising... read more
Primary and secondary monsoon forest and dry evergreen forest, also grass-covered and scrub-covered... read more
Food and feeding
Food not documented; presumably invertebrates and their larvae. Usually alone, but secretive and unobtrusive, and difficult to locate.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA and Banda Sea Islands EBA. Common in remaining patches of forest on Timor... read more
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