Rufous-faced Warbler on a Branch of Tree

Rufous-faced Warbler on a Branch of Tree

The rufous-faced warbler is a species of the bush warbler family, Cettiidae. It was formerly included in the “Old World warbler” assemblage.

Iris brown. Mouth yellowish-brown, dark upper mouth, lower mouth
Light in color. Feet pinkish brown.

Androgynous. Body length 10 cm. The face and forehead are orange-red, the top of the head is reddish-brown, and there are black lines on both sides extending to the back of the neck.

Back, wings, tail olive green, beige waist. The ventral surface is white, the throat is densely covered with black feathers, and the thorax is slightly yellow.

The face and forehead of juveniles are orange-brown, the black line on the side of the head is not obvious, and the black feathers on the throat are light or absent.

Nepal to southern China, Taiwan, and northern Indochina.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Video Source: 棕面鶯/Rufous-faced Warbler from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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