Palau Bush-Warbler

Cettia annae

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Megaluridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CETANN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Palau Bush-Warbler has a very small range of just 440 square kilometers. It is restricted to Palau where it occurs in the undergrowth of forest on most islands in the country. The population of the Palau Bush-Warbler is estimated to be around 21,000 individuals. This species appears to be common, has a stable population, and has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Palau Bush-Warbler: Small, gray-brown bush-warbler with brown-yellow underparts, paler on underparts. Black line through black-brown eye, medium-length, sharp, straight bill is black above, yellow-orange below. Short, broad wings. Medium-length, slightly rounded tail. Medium-length yellow-orange legs and feet. Sexes and juvenile similar.


Range and Habitat

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Palau Bush-Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Palau Bush-Warbler QQ2

Warbled notes as a bird begins singing at dawn.

Palau Bush-Warbler QQ1

Typical song is a flute-like whistled "woooOOO" that rises in pitch and may end with a few warbled notes.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"wooooOOOOO", "oo-oo-ooooOOOO"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • On Palau, this bird is known by the name "Wuul," "Wull," or "Chesisebarsech."
  • Palau Bush-Warblers are Old World warblers that can only be found in Palau.
  • While not a threatened species, there is little known about these birds, as they are very shy, making them difficult to study.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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