|Remarks :||During my recent Photography trip to the Naliya Region of Kutch from 21-08-2010 to 23-08-2010, when I reached Bhuj I got a call from Fellow Friend Nirav Bhatt of sighting of this species.
I found seven individuals of Bristled Grassbird (five males and two females).
After the first sighting of this species on 21st I had exclusively spent remaining days to search for more individuals and marking their territories through GPS.
For Gujarat it’s been sighted again after a gap of almost 134 years.
This grassland specialist has a small, rapidly declining population owing to loss and degradation of its grassland habitat, primarily through drainage and conversion to agriculture. Inskipp (1996) has mentioned that although it has a wide distribution in the Indian Subcontinent, there are not many records. He was able to trace only 32 references with original information and only a handful in the last 25 years. There are no records of this species after 1876 in Gujarat. *Deesa (Disa), August–September 1876 (Butler 1875–1877, three males in BMNH, one egg in BMNH); *Ajwa, near Vadodara (Baroda), breeding, undated (Betham 1898; also Dharmakumarsinhji 1955). - AD
|Taxonomic Notes :||Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, S Nepal & NE Pakistan).
Specific name altered following David, N. & Gosselin, M. (2002) Gender agreement of avian species names. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 122: 257-282