Family Leaf-Warblers
Common in Asia, this plain warbler skulks in thickets, its presence revealed by its sharp low callnote. The Dusky Warbler is known as a rare visitor to western Alaska. It has also reached California about a dozen times, mostly in fall.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

Call a sharp shtek, often compared to call of Lincoln's Sparrow.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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