Chinese Bush-dweller (Rhopophilus pekinensis) - HBW 12, p. 281
French: Rhopophile de Pékin
Spanish: Timalí Pekinés
Other common names: Chinese/Grey-browed Babbler, White-browed Bush-dweller/Chinese Warbler, Chinese Hill Warbler, Peking Warbler
Taxonomy: Drymoeca (?) pekinensis Swinhoe, 1868, Beijing, China.
Affinities uncertain; has been placed in family Cisticolidae. Very recent DNA analyses, however, appear to support placement in present family, where should perhaps be positioned close to genera Chrysomma and Chamaea. Proposed race leptorhynchus (from E Qinghai and Gansu) rather weakly defined and seems to fall within range of variation of nominate; tentatively treated as synonym of latter. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albosuperciliaris (Hume, 1873) - NW China from W Xinjiang E to W Nei Mongol and W Qinghai.
- pekinensis (Swinhoe, 1868) - C & E China (SE Qinghai and C & S Gansu E to Shaanxi and NE Sichuan, and from S Nei Mongol and S Liaoning S to SW Henan and NE Hubei) and N Korea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Perched on branch
Locality China (Northern) (ssp pekinensis)
Bob Thompson 5 April 2010 3 years ago 4.6
Adult on a branch
Locality China (Northern)
Nathanael Goldman 9 April 2011 2 years ago 3
Chinese Bush-dweller, adult on breeding territory, Shanhaiguan, Hebei, China
Locality Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp pekinensis)
Mark Andrews 11 May 2008 3 years ago 2.8