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Bristled Grassbird

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Chaetornis striatus
Photo by Jugal TiwariKutch, Gujarat, India, September 2010
Photo by Jugal Tiwari
Kutch, Gujarat, India, September 2010


[edit] Identification

20 cm.

  • Buffy-brown
  • Dark streaks
  • Short, thick bill

[edit] Distribution

Patchily distributed in the Indian subcontinent: found in Nepal, Pakistan and India.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Tall grassland, reeds, riverine, swamps, thorny scrub or ricefields.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Vocalisation

Song: trew-treuw usually given in circular display flight.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

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