Palau Bush-Warbler

Cettia annae

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Megaluridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CETANN

ITIS

Egg Color:

Purple-brown



Number of Eggs:

4 - 6



Incubation Days:

15



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Nest is built 7 feet above the ground in a short tree.



Nest Material:

Grass, leaves, feathers and strips of soft vegetation.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Palau Bush-Warbler: Small, gray-brown bush-warbler with brown-yellow eyebrow, 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. Feeds on larvae and small insects in the dense understory. Forages by using its bill to pick food items off of vegetation and the ground.

Breeding and Nesting

Palau Bush-Warbler: Four to six purple-brown eggs are laid in a dome-shaped nest constructed with grass and leaves. The nest is built seven feet above the ground in a short tree and lined with feathers and strips of soft vegetation. The female incubates the eggs for 15 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Palau Bush-Warbler: Feeds on worms, larvae, and insects in the dense understory. It forages by moving through low vegetation and picking food items off of leaves, stems, and the ground.

Vocalization

Palau Bush-Warbler: Call is a dry chattering. Song is a long, slurred, flute-like whistle followed by a series of warbles.

Similar Species

Dusky White-eye has dark gray-brown upperparts. Giant White-eye has a thick yellow bill and is found only on Babeldaob, Urukthapel and Peleliu.

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UnderpartsX

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

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