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WARBLER-like Familes

FOUND mainly in

Australasia
Asia, Europe
Madagascar
Africa, Asia

Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa
Asia

New World
Asia, Europe
Africa, Asia, Europe, NA
Africa, Asia, Europe
COMMON NAME

Australian Warblers
Reed Warblers
Malagasy warblers
Bush Warblers

Apalis, Cisticola, Tailorbird
Grass Warblers and allies
African Warblers
Parrotbills

New World Warblers
Leaf-Warblers
Kinglets
Typical Warblers

BUSH WARBLERs

  Order Passeriformes    Family Cettiidae

This family contains the Bush-warblers of genus Cettia and their allies. They are small warbler-like birds and occur mainly in Asia and Africa. They were formerly placed in the "Old World Warbler" family Sylvidae.


Genus Abroscopus

Warbler, Black-faced  Abroscopus schisticeps  Found: Asia
The Black-faced Warbler has gray crown, nape, upper-breast; yellow supercilium, throat; black mask.
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan  2) Graham Ekins


Warbler, Rufous-faced  Abroscopus albogularis Found: Asia
The Rufous-faced Warbler has olive upperparts; white rump, underparts;  rufous-brown face, forehead; black stripe on sides of crown; blackish throat.
Image by: 1) Wilczur   2) Francesco Veronesi - Bhutan  3) Hiyashi Haka


Warbler, Yellow-bellied  Abroscopus superciliaris  Found: Asia
The Yellow-bellied Warbler has gray head; white supercilium, throat; yellow upper-breast, belly; blackish faint eye-line.
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Francesco Veronesi - Bhutan



Genus Cettia

Tesia, Chestnut-headed  Cettia castaneocoronata  Found: Asia
The Chestnut-headed Tesia has brown upperparts; chestnut head; white behind eye; yellow throat; yellowish underparts.
Image by: 1) Ariefraham - Thailand  2) John and Jemi Holmes - India


Warbler, Cetti's  Cettia cetti  Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Cetti's Warbler has chestnut upperparts; pale gray throat, underparts; pale supercilium.
Image by: 1) JV Verde - Portugal  2) Mark Jobling - Greece   3) Ferran Pestana - Greece  4) Cristiano Crolle - Adda River, Italy


Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Bush- Cettia major Found: south Asia
The Chestnut-crowned Bush-Warbler has brownish upperparts, flanks; chestnut crown; buffy supercilium;faint eye-line; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Cecilia Verkley


Warbler, Gray-sided Bush-  Cettia brunnifrons  Found: south Asia
The Gray-sided Bush-Warbler has brownish upperparts; flanks; chestnut crown; buffy supercilium; darker eye-line; grayish underparts; gray flanks.
Image by: 1) Dibyendu Ash - India


Warbler, Yellow-bellied Bush- Horornis acanthizoides also Cettia acanthizoides  Found: China, Taiwan
The Yellow-bellied Bush- Warbler has brown upperparts; pale supercilium; yellow underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi Haka - Taiwan



Genus Horornis  also Cettia
These are quite terrestrial birds, which live in densely vegetated habitats such as thick forest and reedbeds. They will walk away from disturbance rather than flush. The plumage similarities and skulking lifestyle makes these birds hard to see and identify. These bush warblers tend towards rich or greyish browns above and buffish or light grey tones below.

Warbler, Aberrant Bush-
  Horornis flavolivaceus  Found: China, Burma, Vietnam
The Aberrant Bush-Warbler has olive-brown upperparts; pale yellow underparts; buffy supercilium; pale brown eye-line.
Image by: Roger Chen


Warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush-  Horornis fortipes  Found: south Asia
The Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler has brown plumage; paler brown underparts; faint dark eye-stipe.
Similar to: Japanese Bush-Warbler. Japanese Bush-Warbler has darker eye-stripe than Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler. Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler slightly smaller.
Image by: 1, 2) JM Garg - India


Warbler, Japanese Bush-  Horornis diphone Found: Asia, Philippines
The Japanese Bush-Warbler has olive-brown upperparts; pale supercilium; dusky underparts; faint dark eye-stripe.
Similar to: Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler. Japanese Bush-Warbler has darker eye-stripe than Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler. Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler slightly smaller.
Similar to: Mancurian Bush-Warbler. Manchurain Bush-Warbler has paler throat than Japanese Bush-Warbler.
Image by: 1, 2) Alpsdake - Japan


Warbler, Manchurian Bush-  also   Korean Bush-Warlber  Horornis canturians  Found: Asia, Philippines
The Manchurian Bush-Warbler has brown upperparts; gray supercilium; dusky underparts; faint dark eye-stripe.
Similar to: Japanese Bush-Warbler. Manchurain Bush-Warbler has paler throat than Japanese Bush-Warbler.
Image by: 1) Ron Knight - China


Warbler, Palau Bush-  Horornis annae  Found Palau (near Indonesia)
Image by: Gustav Hartlaub


Warbler, Sunda Bush  Horornis vulcanius  Found: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
Image by: 1) Mike Prince - Malaysia



Genus Phyllergates
This genus is also called Orthotomus

Tailorbird, Mountain  Phyllergates cucullatus  Found: China, India, southeast Asia. Indonesia, Philippines.
The Mountain Tailorbird has green upperparts; gray nape; yellow belly, flanks.
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan - India   2) Lip Kee - Java  3) Tom Tarrant - Borneo



Genus Tesia

Tesia, Gray-bellied   Tesia cyaniventer   Found: Asia, Indonesia
The Gray-bellied Tesia has green crown; black eye-line; gray underparts.
Image by: 1) John Gould  2) Umeshsrinivasan


Tesia, Javan  Tesia superciliaris  Found: Java (Indonesia)
Image by: 1) Bram Demeulemeester


Tesia, Slaty-bellied   Tesia olivea  Found: southeast Asia
The Slaty-bellied Tesia has olive upperparts, crown; dark gray underparts; black eye-line.
Image by: 1) Jerry Oldenettel - Thailand  2) Jon Irvine - Bhutan



Genus Tickellia - 1 species

Warbler, Broad-billed   Tickellia hodgsoni  Found: Asia
The Broad-billed Warbler has dark rufous crown; gray throat, breast; yellow belly.
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan  2) Amit Bandekar
1) Juvenile



Genus Urosphena

Stubtail, Asian  also  Short-tailed Bush-Warbler  Urosphena squameiceps  Found: Asia
The Asian Stubtail has short tail; brown upperparts; bold white supercilium; dark eye-line; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1) N. Mishimura  2) Alpsdake - Japan  3) Hiyashi Haka


Stubtail, Bornean  Urosphena whiteheadi   Found: Borneo
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Jordan Sitorus





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