Striated Grassbird

Striated Grassbird
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris toklao, Nabang (24.749340, 97.556323), Yunnan, China, elev. 230 m (750 ft.), January. Striated Grassbird is a strikingly large, babbler-like warbler with a long, pointed tail and brown back streaked black. In China, toklao resident southeast Tibet to Yunnan and southern Guizhou to Guangxi. Inhabits marshlands and wet grasslands with reeds and other tall vegetation, also edges of cultivation and large gardens near open country. Is adept walker, spending much time on ground feeding on small invertebrates. (Craig Brelsford)
Striated Grassbird
Striated Grassbird often perches conspicuously, especially in the early morning. Nabang (24.749340, 97.556323), Yunnan, January. (Craig Brelsford)
Striated Grassbird
Striated Grassbird perching, Nabang (24.749340, 97.556323), Yunnan, January. (Craig Brelsford)


Grimmett, Richard, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp, and Sherub (2019). Birds of Bhutan and the Eastern Himalayas. Striated Grassbird, p. 250. Bloomsbury, London.

MacKinnon, John (2022). Guide to the Birds of China. Striated Grassbird, p. 321. Oxford University Press.

Madge, S.C. (2006). Family Sylviidae (Old World Warblers). P. 579 (Striated Grassbird) in del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. (2006). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 11. Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

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