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Spotted Bush Warbler Locustella thoracica  
Spotted Bush Warbler
Photographer : © Porag Jyoti Phukan
Location :Maguri Grassland, Tinsukia District, Assam, India
Date : 5 March 2016
English synonyms:Spotted Bush-Warbler
Bird Family :Acrocephalinae - Tesias, Stubtails, Warblers & Tailorbirds
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Now treated as three separate species:
Locustella thoracica (Blyth, 1845), monotypic
Locustella kashmirensis (Sushkin, 1925), monotypic
Locustella davidi, with subspecies davidi (La Touche, 1923) and suschkini (Stegmann, 1929). The validity of suschkini requires further study.
Refs:
Round, P. D. & Loskot, V. (1995) A reappraisal of the taxonomy of the Spotted Bush-warbler Bradypterus thoracicus. Forktail 10: 159-172.
Alström, P, Rasmussen, P.C., Olsson, U., & Sundberg, P. (2008) Species delimitation based on multiple criteria: the Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus complex (Aves, Megaluridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 291–307.
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