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).
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).
Cite this page along with its URL as: 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. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1546/Chaetornis-striata
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