Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers (Sylviidae)

Code 4

DUWA

Code 6

PHYFUS

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Dusky Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. It is native to the United States and Mexico as well as many of the nations of Europe and Asia and prefers forest, shrubland, grassland, and wetland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been specifically determined, but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky Warbler is Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Dusky Warbler: Small, dark warbler with gray-brown upperparts, gray-streaked underparts, distinct white eyebrow, and faint eye-ring. The tail is slightly round-tipped. Brown legs and feet. Forages on ground, in trees. Constantly flicks wings. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats.


Range and Habitat

Dusky Warbler: Breeds in Northern Asia, specifically in the Upper Ob and Altai in Siberia to Anadyr region and Sakhalin Island, to eastern Himalayas and China. Strongly migratory and winters in Northern India, Burma and the foothills of Nepal. Preferred habitats include mountain thickets and forests, bogs and wet meadows.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"tschick"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The call of the Dusky Warbler is often the first clue that this typically skulking species is present, away from the breeding grounds.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Dusky Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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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.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X