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
Found many of them in a small area and very vocal ..
Locality East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 10 June 2014 29 weeks ago 4.8
Grey-sided Bush-warbler - frequently heard all over the place
Locality Hilley, West Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 27 June 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler (Cettia brunnifrons)
Locality Mandala Road, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Jacques Erard 15 April 2013 1 year ago 3.8
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Niels Poul Dreyer 11 April 2013 1 year ago 3.8