The chestnut-headed tesia (Cettia castaneocoronata) is a small insectivorous songbird formerly of the "Old World warbler" family but nowadays placed in the bush warbler family (Cettiidae).

Chestnut-headed tesia
Doi Lang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cettiidae
Genus: Cettia
C. castaneocoronata
Binomial name
Cettia castaneocoronata
(Burton, 1836)

Tesia castaneocoronata
Oligura castaneicoronata (lapsus)[verification needed]
Oligura castaneocoronata

Location and habitat edit

From Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, India.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy edit

The chestnut-headed tesia was formally described by the English army officer and zoologist Edward Burton in 1836 under the binomial name Sylvia castaneocoronata.[3] The specific epithet combines the Latin castaneus meaning "chestnut-coloured" and coronatus meaning "crowned".[4] Formerly placed in the genus Tesia, a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2011 found that the chestnut-headed tesia was embedded in a clade containing members of the genus Cettia.[5][6]

Three subspecies are recognised:[6]

  • C. c. castaneocoronata (Burton, 1836) – Himalayas and northeast India to south China and north Laos
  • C. c. abadiei (Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – north Vietnam
  • C. c. ripleyi (Deignan, 1951) – Yunnan (south China)

References edit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Cettia castaneocoronata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22714347A94413039. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22714347A94413039.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Chestnut-headed Tesia - eBird". Retrieved 2022-12-04.
  3. ^ Burton, Edward (1835). "Sylvia castaneocoronata". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part 3: 152–153. Although bearing the year 1835 on the title page, the volume did not appear until 1836.
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  5. ^ Alström, P.; Höhna, S.; Gelang, M.; Ericson, P.G.; Olsson, U. (2011). "Non-monophyly and intricate morphological evolution within the avian family Cettiidae revealed by multilocus analysis of a taxonomically densely sampled dataset". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11 (1): 352. Bibcode:2011BMCEE..11..352A. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-352. PMC 3261208. PMID 22142197.
  6. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Cupwings, crombecs, bush warblers, Streaked Scrub Warbler, yellow flycatchers, hylias". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

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