French: Pouillot de Blyth German: Streifenkopf-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Blyth
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. kashmiriensis
Ticehurst, 1933 – NW Himalayas from N Pakistan (Murree Hills) and Kashmir E to N India (Simla E to Garhwal); non-breeding in foothills.
P. r. reguloides
(Blyth, 1842) – C Himalayas in N India (Kumaon) and Nepal E to Bhutan; non-breeding in foothills in Nepal E to N Bangladesh, NE India and possibly Myanmar.
P. r. assamensis
E. J. O. Hartert, 1921 – E Himalayas of NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur), SE Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills), S China (SE Xizang) and in N & W Myanmar; non-breeding at lower levels E from Sikkim and S to Bangladesh and S Myanmar.
P. r. ticehursti
Delacour & Greenway, 1939 – S China (Yunnan, SW Sichuan), E Myanmar, NW Thailand (Doi Inthanon) and Vietnam (W Tonkin and, disjunctly, Langbian Plateau in S Annam)#R; non-breeding at lower levels.
10·5–12 cm; 6·2–9·4 g. A medium-sized, well-marked leaf-warbler. Nominate race has long pale yellow supercilium, dark olive... read more
Call a frequently repeated disyllabic “pit-cha” or “pit-chee”, or... read more
Breeds in rhododendron (Rhododendron) and oak (Quercus) forests, also locally in... read more
Food and feeding
Food small arthropods and larvae; small berries occasionally taken in autumn. Feeds in upper levels of tall trees and low down in bushes;... read more
Season Feb–Aug. Nest built by both sexes, a ball of grasses, stems and other material, placed in hole in tree stump, on ground under... read more
Migratory; some populations resident. Himalayan populations mainly altitudinal migrants, descending... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common and widespread in most of range. Common in N Indian Subcontinent, especially in NE parts, but rare and local in N Pakistan;... read more
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