French: Cama brune German: Chaparralgrasmücke Spanish: Camea
Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. phaea
Osgood, 1899 – extreme W USA from W Oregon (Columbia R) S along humid coastal belt to California border.
C. f. margra
Browning, 1992 – interior S Oregon.
C. f. rufula
Ridgway, 1903 – NW California coast from Oregon border S to San Francisco Bay area.
C. f. fasciata
(Gambel, 1845) – coastal C California (from W Monterey County S to C San Luis Obispo County).
C. f. henshawi
Ridgway, 1882 – interior and coastal S California, and extreme NW Mexico (NW Baja California).
14–16 cm; 14–15 g. Small greyish-brown babbler with vague pinkish tinge below, long and rounded tail. Nominate race has crown greyish mid-brown with vague darker... read more
Song of male, usually from cover but sometimes from exposed perch, a series of loud, rather dry... read more
Dense brushy and shrubby areas as are found in many habitats, including douglas fir (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars, butterflies and moths and their cocoons (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), ants (... read more
Season Mar–Aug, start of breeding apparently timed in response to climatic conditions and to cues predicting conditions later in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Abundant in cismontane shrublands, especially coastal scrub and chaparral. Range may be expanding to E & NE with deforestation, resulting in more... read more
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