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Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler

From Opus

Photo © by china guyChina, April 2011
Photo © by china guy
China, April 2011

Alternative name: Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler

Horornis acanthizoides

Cettia acanthizoides


[edit] Identification

9·5–11 cm (3¾-4¼ in)

  • Brown upperparts
  • White or pale buff supercilium
  • Dark eyestripe
  • Greyish-white chin and throat
  • Buffy breast
  • Pale yellow belly and flanks
  • Small, very fine bill (dark above, pinkish below)
  • Dark brown iris
  • Pinkish-brown feet
  • Short tail

[edit] Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan and Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina and Myanmar.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Cettia and considered conspecific with Hume's Bush Warbler.

[edit] Subspecies

There are two subspecies.1

  • H. a. acanthizoides
  • Disjunctly in two regions of China: central China (Shannxi south to Yunnan), and in east central China (Anhui to Fujian)
  • H. a. concolor

[edit] Habitat

Tall grassy areas and dense bamboo thickets; forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Its nest is a ball or deep cup made from dry grass, leaves, moss, spider webs, and feathers, placed low in a bush or thick undergrowth.

[edit] Vocalisation

Listen in an external program
Includes a flight call from a Minivet, and a Lesser Cuckoo at the end.
Recording © by china guy
Sichuan, China, September 2011

[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. Birding in Taiwan

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