Bird Families

Peking warbler - endemic of China

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Peking warbler

Its systematic relationship with other species remains uncertain, and the genus Rhopophilus was placed either in the Cysticole family, as in this article, or in the Timaliidae family or the Slavkov family.

  • Rhopophilus pekinensis albosuperciliaris - Western race, paler than the typical race, with a white eyebrow, dorsal side ash-gray, white underside with a slight reddish striation on the sides and belly, dark yellow undertail.
  • Rhopophilus pekinensis leptorhynchus - intermediate between typical pekinensis and albosuperciliaris

1. Description

Large body length 17 cm, long-tailed bird with brown striation of plumage. The "eyebrow" is grayish, the "mustache" is blackish. Reminiscent of a stocky acceptance. Dorsal side ashy brown with strong blackish striation, outer tail feathers with white tips. The chin, throat and chest are white, the rest of the ventral side is also white with a strong chestnut striation on the sides and abdomen. The iris is brown, the beak is grayish brown, the legs are yellowish brown.

2. Dissemination

The Peking Warbler is found in northern and western China and North Korea, and was previously noted in South Korea as well. Nominative subspecies R. p. pekinensis is distributed from southern Liaoning westward along the Huang Khe valley up to the Ala Shan ridge in Ningxia province, R. p. leptorhynchus from the Qinling Mountains to southern Shaanxi and Gansu R. p. albosuperciliaris from Qinghai Province and western Inner Mongolia to Kashgar in western Xinjiang.

Recorded in Mongolia in the Shara-khulsny-bulag oasis in the Trans-Altai Gobi, but the nature of the stay has not been clarified.

3. Behavior

Flies from cover to cover, runs well on the ground. Not shy. Outside the breeding season, it forms flocks, sometimes combining with thymelia.

The juicy urge of chii-ankh is performed by a duet. The song, reminiscent of a pleasant and drawn-out "diya, diaa, diaa ...", begins with a high note and quickly falls down to start again from the next syllable of the same kind.

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