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Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler

From Opus

Alternative name: Brown-flanked Bush Warbler

Photo by Alister BennHubei, China, March 2004
Photo by Alister Benn
Hubei, China, March 2004
Horornis fortipes

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[edit] Identification

12cm

  • Brown upperparts
  • Light yellow brown underparts
  • White supercilium
  • Paler throat and belly
  • Dark brown iris
  • Brown-grey bill
  • Pink brown legs

Sexes alike

Photo by china guySichuan, China, April 2011
Photo by china guy
Sichuan, China, April 2011

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found from Pakistan east to Vietnam and Taiwan.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Cettia.

[edit] Subspecies

This is a polytypic species which consists of four subspecies[1]:

  • H. f. pallidus:
  • H. f. fortipes:
  • H. f. davidianus:
  • H. f. robustipes:

[edit] Habitat

Hillside scrub, dense undergrowth, bamboo thickets, forest edges, bushy ravines.

[edit] Behaviour

A skulking bird, more often heard than seen.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects, larvae and eggs.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is a ball or cup of dry grass, leaves, moss and feathers placed low in a bush.

[edit] Vocalisation


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Recording by china guy
Sichuan, April 2011

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birding in Taiwan

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