May 13, 2009

Rufous-faced Warbler – a new species for Mongolia

On 12 April 2009 B. Nyambayar discovered and photographed a Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis at Ikh Bologijn am in Khanbogd Sum, South Gobi aimag.

Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis
South Gobi, 12 April 2009. 3 Photos © Nyambayar

This species is a scarce to locally common resident of South-East Asia, occurring from Nepal east through north-eastern India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, southeast China, western and northern Burma, north-east Thailand, northern Laos, northern Vietnam and Taiwan. It is polytypic, with three subspecies recognized. The subspecies occurring in China is found in central and southern provinces, north to Gansu.

Bologijn am, South Gobi, April 2009.
Photo © A. Braunlich


LENASWAN said...

Hi Axel, good to track this!

Meanwhile to make you a bit jealous -

and as season approaches - will soon be updating this one:

Though the main one is still LenaSwan on LJ (in Russian),

Cheers to all friends in Mongolia!

egor_13 said...

What a nice record! Apart from others, the bird has made a far way to.

Igor F.