The Russet Bush Warbler (Locustella mandelli) is a small bird in the Locustellidae family of grass warblers.
The Russet Bush Warbler is brown with a lighter, buff-coloured underbelly. It has a dark streak on its wings and underside. Its tail is medium to long. It has grey legs.
It grows to about 10-12 centimetres (4-5 inches) tall.
It is found in southeast Asia, in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It prefers scrublands.
It is insectivorous, eating insects.
The female Russet Bush Warbler builds a cup-shaped nest of grass, lined with plant material. The female lays about 4 eggs, which hatch after 14 days.
Location of photographs: Yangon, Myanmar
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM