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Chestnut-crowned Warbler

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Seicercus castaniceps

Phylloscopus castaniceps

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[edit] Identification

Photo by DawsyTianmu mountain, Zhejiang province, China, April 2017
Photo by Dawsy
Tianmu mountain, Zhejiang province, China, April 2017

9–10·5 cm (3½-4¼ in)

  • Rufous-chestnut crown and supercilium
  • Blackish lateral crown stripe
  • Grey face
  • Pale eyering
  • Pale wingbars

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh and Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 9 subspecies[1]:

  • S. c. castaniceps: Eastern Himalayas (Nepal to Sikkim, Bhutan and north-eastern India)
  • S. c. collinsi: Myanmar (southern Shan States) to north-western Thailand
  • S. c. laurentei: South-western China (south-eastern Yunnan)
  • S. c. sinensis: Southern China (Shaanxi, Sichuan, north-western Fujian) to northern Laos and northern Vietnam
  • S. c. stresemanni: Southern Laos (Bolavens Plateau) and south-western Cambodia
  • S. c. youngi: Mountains of peninsular Thailand (south of Isthmus of Kra)
  • S. c. annamensis: Mountains of Vietnam (Langbian and Da Lat plateaux)
  • S. c. butleri: Mountains of Malay Peninsula
  • S. c. muelleri: Western Sumatra (Barisan Mountains)

[edit] Habitat

Subtropical humid montane forests with oak and rhododendron.

[edit] Behaviour

They forage in the upper canopy for tiny invertebrates.

[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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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