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Chaetornis striata (Jerdon, 1841) – Bristled Grassbird

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Bristled Grass Warbler.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This rare nomadic species is also known as Bristled Grass Warbler. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of India (mainly Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, and Maharashtra), Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:  

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2001).

BirdLife International 2017. Chaetornis striata (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22715559A111102835. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Chaetornis striata (Jerdon, 1841) – Bristled Grassbird. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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