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Streaked Scrub Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Scrub Warbler

Photo by Jose Ramon
Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco, March 2010
Scotocerca inquieta


10 cm (4 in)

  • Light brown plumage
  • Blackish eye-stripe
  • White-tipped tail, long and often erect


They range from Morocco along the north coast of Africa to Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran to Pakistan and India and north to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.


Subspecies striata
Photo by alkumaheerd
Hormuzgan, Iran, January 2005


There are 8 subspecies[1]:


Estuary, rainforests, mountains and desert, rocky slopes and wadis.



Their diet consists almostly entirely of insects, including caterpillars, beetles, beetle larvae and cicadas.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  3. BF Member observations

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