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Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler

From Opus

Alternative name: Brown-flanked Bush Warbler

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


[edit] Identification

Subspecies pallidusPhoto by ZaghamMargalla Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan, February 2018
Subspecies pallidus
Photo by Zagham
Margalla Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan, February 2018

11–12·5 cm (4¼-5 in)

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

Sexes alike

[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

Their diet is not well recorded, but is known to include invertebrates, larvae and eggs.

[edit] Breeding

Monogamous. 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] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Birding in Taiwan
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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