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Dusky Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Neil
Hong Kong, China, January 2008
Phylloscopus fuscatus

Identification

  • Brown back
  • Buff below
  • Prominent white supercilium
  • Pointed bill

Sexes identical
Juvenile - olive tinge to upperparts

Distribution

East Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and India
Southeast Asia: Indochina and Myanmar

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. f. fuscatus:
  • P. f. robustus:
  • Northern China (south of Gobi Desert) to northern Sichuan; winters to Indochina

Habitat

Bogs, wet meadows, riverbanks, scrub, mudflats and suburbs.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects and berries.

Breeding

It nests in low vegetation and 5-6 eggs are laid.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF member observations

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