Japanese Bush-Warbler

Cettia diphone

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Code 4

JABW

Code 6

CETDIP

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Japanese Bush-Warbler is a small bush warbler that occurs in Japan, the Korean peninsula, Manchuria, Taiwan and southeastern China. It has also been introduced to the Hawaiian island of Oahu and is spreading to other Hawaiian Islands. It forages for small insects and spiders in low, scrubby vegetation and is common on the island of Oahu and in most parts of its natural range. This species has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern by the IUCN.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Japanese Bush-Warbler: This small songbird has gray-brown upperparts, rufous-brown on the wings and tail, a tan-gray eyebrow, a black-gray line through the eye and gray underparts. It has tan on the bill and legs, short wings, and a long tail. It feeds actively on insects. It has a short, direct flight with bursts of rapid wing beats. The genders are the same color, but the male is larger.

 

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Japanese Bush-Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Japanese Bush-Warbler D1

Alarm call is a repeated raspy "chewt".

Japanese Bush-Warbler D2

Typical songs

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"Ho, ho, ho, ho, hew, chirup!"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • In Japan, the song of this species is viewed as a sign of spring.
  • The droppings of the Japanese Bush-Warbler are the main component in a skin cream that has been used by Geishas and Kibuki actors for hundreds of years.
  • This species is often referred to as the Japanese Nightingale due to its pleasant song and plain plumage.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP HAWAII

About this Hawaii Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

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Chris Vest

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X