La Touche, 1912,
Chin-wang-tao, north-east Hebei, China.
Closely related to A. agricola and A. concinens. Formerly considered a race of A. agricola or of A. bistrigiceps, but morphological and DNA studies indicate that it warrants separate species rank; genetic analyses revealed c. 7.5% divergence from A. agricola (thus greater than that between, e.g., Hippolais icterina and H. polyglotta) and difference in excess of 9.5% from A. bistrigiceps. Monotypic.
Apparently S Russian Far East and NE China; non-breeding SE Asia (mainly in Cambodia, but also in Thailand and S Laos).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!