Philippine bush warbler

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Philippine bush warbler
Philippine-Bush Warbler.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cettiidae
Genus: Horornis
H. seebohmi
Binomial name
Horornis seebohmi

Cettia seebohmi

The Philippine bush warbler (Horornis seebohmi), also known as the Luzon bush warbler, is a species of bird in the family Cettiidae. It was formerly conspecific with the Japanese bush warbler.[2] It is found only in the Philippines in the Cordillera Mountain Range of northern Luzon. It is found in tropical montane forest.


EBird describes the bird as "A small drab bird of dense undergrowth within open montane forest in northern Luzon. Warm brown on the upper parts and crown with a dark eye-stripe and pale brown underparts blending to a pale gray chest and whitish throat. Similar to Long-tailed bush warbler, but tail shorter and underparts grayish rather than deep brown. Also similar to Benguet bush warbler, but has a more distinct pale eyebrow. Song consists of a drawn-out low whistle followed by an explosive whistled phrase. Call is a sharp 'tsik!'"[3]

Habitat and conservation status[edit]

It is found in tropical montane pine forests above 800 meters in elevation. It is typically found in the understory and low thickets in the forest strata. Little else is known about this bird.[2]

IUCN has assessed this bird as least-concern with the population believed to be stable but more surveys are needed to determine the actual population health and distribution of the species. [4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Horornis seebohmi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22714386A131970285. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22714386A131970285.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Allen, Desmond (2020). Birds of the Philippines. Barcelona: Lynx and Birdlife International Fieldguides. pp. 292–293.
  3. ^ "Philippine Bush Warbler". Ebird.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ International), BirdLife International (BirdLife (2018-08-09). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Horornis seebohmi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2021-09-17.