French: Bouscarle de Verreaux German: Gelbbauch-Seidensänger Spanish: Cetia ventrigulada
Other common names:
J. P. Verreaux
#R, mountains of west Sichuan, southern China
Subspecies and Distribution
H. a. acanthizoides
(J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – S, C & SE China (C Shaanxi and S Shanxi S to SE Xizang, N Yunnan, Sichuan; also S Anhui, N Fujian and Guangxi).
H. a. concolor
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1912) – Taiwan.
9·5–11 cm; c. 6 g (nominate), 4·3–6·6 g (concolor). Small-sized bush-warbler, smallest of genus, with small fine bill. Nominate... read more
Song, usually from dense cover, distinctive, consists of a long series of drawn-out “straight... read more
Tall grassy areas and dense bamboo thickets, including those within evergreen and mixed forests and... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well studied; presumably invertebrates and larvae. Forages low down in thick grassy vegetation or bamboo clumps. Secretive,... read more
Poorly known. Season May–Jul. Nest much as that of H. brunnescens, a feather-lined ball or deep cup made from dry grasses,... read more
Little known; probably a short-distance altitudinal migrant, but few data. Recorded as vagrant in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common throughout range in China and in Taiwan. Although this species’ population is decreasing owing to continuing habitat... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!