French: Pouillot à face grise German: Graukehl-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero gorjigrís
Other common names: Grey-faced Leaf-warbler
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. virens
Ticehurst, 1926 – Kashmir and W Himalayas of N India (Himachal Pradesh and N Punjab E to Kumaon).
P. m. maculipennis
(Blyth, 1867) – C & E Himalayas E from Nepal, S China (SE Xizang and N Yunnan E to C & SW Sichuan), W, N & E Myanmar, NW Thailand (Doi Inthanon), N & S Laos and Vietnam (W Tonkin, C & S Annam).
9–10 cm; 5–7 g. A small and extremely active leaf-warbler with small and delicate-looking bill, reminiscent of Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), but with... read more
Song a whistled series of sweet phrases all of same tone, “ti-wee-ty wee-ty wee-ty”,... read more
Breeds in mixed oak (Quercus) and conifer forests with thick undergrowth, particularly... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects and larvae. Singly or, in non-breeding season, in mixed-species flocks. Keeps high in trees, and forages mostly... read more
Very poorly known. Season Mar–Jul. Nest up to 5 m above ground, suspended from branch. No other information.
Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding descent from high levels to lowlands and foothills;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in S China. Fairly common in Nepal and India, and common in Bhutan. Very common resident in NW Thailand, where confined to Doi Inthanon;... read more
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