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Himalayan Bush Warbler Locustella kashmirensis  
Himalayan Bush Warbler
Photographer : © Yogish I Holla
Location :Har Ki Doon, Tons Valley, Uttarakhand, India
Date : 19 June 2015
English synonyms:Spotted Bush Warbler, West Himalayan Bush-warbler, Kashmir Bush-Warbler, West Himalayan Bush Warbler
Bird Family :Acrocephalinae - Tesias, Stubtails, Warblers & Tailorbirds
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :They were very common all around Har Ki Doon campsite. Many of them perched on top of bushes (of Dwarf Rhododendrons and Himalayan Rose) and call and when approached they dive into the bushes and move about like a rat. The pictures are of different individuals and the second one is perhaps a juvenile but even this was giving the same call.- YH
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to NW India. Formerly considered conspecific with Spotted Bush Warbler Locustella thoracica. Separated following
Alström, P, Rasmussen, P.C., Olsson, U., & Sundberg, P. (2008) Species delimitation based on multiple criteria: the Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus complex (Aves, Megaluridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 291–307.
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