Grey-sided Bush-warbler (Cettia brunnifrons) - HBW 11, p. 595
French: Bouscarle à couronne brune
Spanish: Cetia Capirotado
Taxonomy: Prinia brunnifrons Hodgson, 1845, Nepal.
Race whistleri intergrades with nominate in N India (Uttaranchal Pradesh); variation throughout range possibly clinal, and species sometimes treated as monotypic. Birds from NE India described as race muroides, considered inseparable from umbratica. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- whistleri (Ticehurst, 1923) - NW Himalayas from N Pakistan (Kaghan Valley) and Kashmir E to N India (Uttaranchal Pradesh).
- brunnifrons (Hodgson, 1845) - Himalayas from N India (Uttaranchal Pradesh) E to Bhutan and S China (SE Xizang).
- umbratica (Stuart Baker, 1924) - NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), S China (SE Tibet, W Sichuan, NW Yunnan) and N Myanmar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Grey-sided Bush-warbler - frequently heard all over the place
Locality Hilley, West Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 27 June 2013 21 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Mandala Road, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp brunnifrons)
Niels Poul Dreyer 11 April 2013 8 weeks ago 3.8