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Black-faced Warbler

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Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Alok Tewari Forest-edge, Ranikhet, Alt. 6500 ft., Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 19 November 2019
Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Forest-edge, Ranikhet, Alt. 6500 ft., Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 19 November 2019
Abroscopus schisticeps

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[edit] Identification

10 cm (4 in)

  • Black mask
  • Yellow supercilium throat, breast and flanks
  • Grey crown, nape and side of neck
  • Whitish belly

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam

[edit] Taxonomy

Subspecies A. s. ripponiPhoto © by china guy Zixi Mountain,Yunnan, China, August 2010
Subspecies A. s. ripponi
Photo © by china guy
Zixi Mountain,Yunnan, China, August 2010

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. s. schisticeps:
  • Central Nepal to Sikkim and north-eastern India (Darjiling)
  • A. s. flavimentalis: yellow throat, grey underparts
  • South-eastern Tibet to north-eastern India and Myanmar (Chin Hills and Mount Victoria)
  • A. s. ripponi:

[edit] Habitat

Sub-tropical broad-leaved forests, often where there is bamboo. Found at heights around 1,400 to 2,400 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of very small insects and invertebrates. They generally hunt in the upper canopy.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Birding.in
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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