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Striated Grassbird

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Subspecies palustrisPhoto © by horukuruTuaran, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo, November 2007
Subspecies palustris
Photo © by horukuru
Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo, November 2007
Megalurus palustris


[edit] Identification

22–28 cm (8¾-11 in)

  • Long graduated tail

[edit] Distribution

Subspecies toklaoPhoto © by martinukYay Aye Kan, near Kalaw, Shan State, Myanmar, February 2011
Subspecies toklao
Photo © by martinuk
Yay Aye Kan, near Kalaw, Shan State, Myanmar, February 2011

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sundas, Bali

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Subspecies forbesiPhoto © by Clarence1976Crosswinds Resort, Tagaytay, Philippines, February 2019
Subspecies forbesi
Photo © by Clarence1976
Crosswinds Resort, Tagaytay, Philippines, February 2019

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. p. toklao:
  • M. p. forbesi:
  • Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Panay, Samar and Mindanao)
  • M. p. palustris:

[edit] Habitat

Marshland and wet grassland with reeds and mace.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of invertebrates such as spiders and many other insects and their larva.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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