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Asian stubtail

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Cettiidae
Scientific name  Urosphena squameiceps
Higher classification  Urosphena
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Urosphena
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Urosphena, Eastern crowned warbler, Pale‑legged leaf warbler, Sakhalin leaf warbler, Black‑browed reed warbler

Asian stubtail song

The Asian stubtail (Urosphena squameiceps) is a species of bird in the family Cettiidae. It breeds in Korea, Manchuria and Japan and winters to southern China and northern Southeast Asia. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.


Asian stubtail song


A small bird with a short tail. Males and females are similar in color, as well as juveniles after fledging; they are brown all over with a paler underpart and a darker brown crest and eyeline.

Distribution and habitat

Breeding Asian stubtails reside in portions of northeast Asia; non-breeding in parts of southeast Asia including Taiwan and SE China, preferring a habitat of undergrowth in evergreen broadleaf or lowland coniferous forest.


Breeding males produce a high-pitched "shee-shee-shee-shee" or "cee-cee-cee", while both males and females make a call similar to "chott-chott-chott".


Asian stubtail Wikipedia

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