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.
Distribution and habitat
Breeding Asian stubtails reside in portions of north-eastern Asia; non-breeding in parts of southeast Asia including Taiwan, south-eastern China, Nepal and Philippines, 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".
- BirdLife International (2012). "Urosphena squameiceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Asian Stubtail" (PDF). bird research. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- "Asian Stubtail (Urosphena squameiceps)". Handbook of the Birds of the World. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
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