Cettiidae – Cettia Bush Warblers and Allies

Black-faced Warbler (Abroscopus schisticeps) by Nikhil Devasar

Black-faced Warbler (Abroscopus schisticeps) by Nikhil Devasar

for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. (Luke 6:44 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Cettiidae – Cettia bush warblers and allies

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Species (32)

Yellow-bellied Warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris)
Rufous-faced Warbler (Abroscopus albogularis)
Black-faced Warbler (Abroscopus schisticeps)
Mountain Tailorbird (Phyllergates cucullatus)
Rufous-headed Tailorbird (Phyllergates heterolaemus)
Broad-billed Warbler (Tickellia hodgsoni)
Philippine Bush Warbler (Horornis seebohmi)
Japanese Bush Warbler (Horornis diphone)
Manchurian Bush Warbler (Horornis canturians)
Palau Bush Warbler (Horornis annae)
Tanimbar Bush Warbler (Horornis carolinae)
Shade Bush Warbler (Horornis parens)
Bougainville Bush Warbler (Horornis haddeni)
Fiji Bush Warbler (Horornis ruficapilla)
Brown-flanked Bush Warbler (Horornis fortipes)
Hume’s Bush Warbler (Horornis brunnescens)
Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler (Horornis acanthizoides)
Sunda Bush Warbler (Horornis vulcanius)
Aberrant Bush Warbler (Horornis flavolivaceus)
Grey-bellied Tesia (Tesia cyaniventer)
Slaty-bellied Tesia (Tesia olivea)
Russet-capped Tesia (Tesia everetti)
Javan Tesia (Tesia superciliaris)
Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti)
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler (Cettia major)
Grey-sided Bush Warbler (Cettia brunnifrons)
Chestnut-headed Tesia (Cettia castaneocoronata)
Asian Stubtail (Urosphena squameiceps)
Bornean Stubtail (Urosphena whiteheadi)
Timor Stubtail (Urosphena subulata)
Pale-footed Bush Warbler (Urosphena pallidipes)
Neumann’s Warbler (Urosphena neumanni)


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Cettiidae is a newly validated family of small insectivorous songbirds (“warblers”), formerly placed in the Old World warbler “wastebin” assemblage. It contains the typical bush warblers (Cettia) and their relatives. As common name, cettiid warblers is usually used.

Its members occur mainly in Asia and Africa, ranging into Wallacea and Europe. The monarch warblers (Erythrocercus), Tit Hylia Pholidornis and Green Hylia (Hylia) are exclusively found in the forests of Africa. The pseudo-tailorbirds, tesias and stubtails, as well as Tickellia and Abroscopus warblers are mostly found in the forests of south and southeastern Asia, with one species reaching as far north as Japan and Siberia. The genus Cettia has the widest distribution of the family, reaching from Western Europe across Asia to the Pacific islands of Fiji and Palau. Most of the species in the genus are sedentary, but the Asian Stubtail is wholly migratory and the Japanese Bush Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler are partly migratory over much of their range. A few species, such as the Pale-footed Bush Warbler, are altitudinal migrants.

The species are small, stubby birds. Most have moderately long to long tails, while the stubtails and tesias have tiny tails that do not even emerge past their tail retrices. The group is typically clad in dull plumage, often with a line above the eye. Some, like the monarch-warblers (Erythrocercus), are much different in appearance, having areas of bright yellow plumage. (Wikipedia)

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