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Chestnut-headed tesia

Binomial name: Cettia castaneocoronata, E. Burton, 1836

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).

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

The chestnut-headed tesia was formally described by the English army officer and zoologist Edward Burton in 1836 under the binomial name Sylvia castaneocoronata. The specific epithet combines the Latin castaneus meaning "chestnut-coloured" and coronatus meaning "crowned". 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.

Three subspecies are recognised:

  • 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)

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Cettiidae
Genus
Cettia
Species
Cettia castaneocoronata

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Chestnut-headed tesia
Chestnut-headed tesia
Chestnut-headed tesia
Chestnut-headed tesia

Range Map

Distribution map of Chestnut-headed tesia, Cettia castaneocoronata in Thailand
Range map of Cettia castaneocoronata in Thailand