851. Herbivocula schwarzi

(851) Herbivocula schwarzi.

Radde's Bush-Warbler.

Sylvia schwarzi Radde, Reis. Sibir. Vog., p. 260 (1863) (Tavei Nor). Herbivocula schwarzi. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 399.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage and closed wings and tail tawny olive-brown, more tawny on the rump; concealed parts of wings and tail dark brown; a distinct buff supercilium from the nostrils to the nape; lores and a streak behind the eye dark brown : ear-coverts and cheeks mottled buff and brown; lower plumage buff, practically white on the chin, throat and centre of abdomen ; axillaries and under wing-coverts buff. In abraded plumage the lower parts become very white.

Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill pale horny-brown, paler below and at the base; the gape yellow; legs and feet fleshy-yellow.

Measurements. Total length about 140 to 145 mm.; wing 57 to 66 mm.; tail 45 to 53 mm.; tarsus about 21 to 22 mm.; culmen about 9 rum.

Young are much more yellow than the adult.

Distribution. Eastern Siberia from Lake Baikal to Ussuri and Saghalien. Winter, South to South China and Burma and the Indo-Burmese countries.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. This Warbler frequents thick scrub and bush cover on the outskirts of forests. It is said to be a shy bird, avoiding observation, with a short jerky song. It is a not infrequent visitor to Southern Burma.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
851. Herbivocula schwarzi
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Page No: 
Common name: 
Raddes Bush Warbler
Radde's Warbler
Phylloscopus schwarzi
Vol. 2

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