French: Pouillot de Brooks German: Brookslaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Brooks
W. E. Brooks
Etawah and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
NE Afghanistan and N & NW Pakistan; non-breeding NC Pakistan and NW India (Punjab E to W Uttar Pradesh).
9–10 cm; 5–6 g. A small to medium-sized olive-green leaf-warbler with well-defined supercilium and two wingbars. Has indistinct pale yellow central crownstripe,... read more
Song, on spring migration and into breeding season, a long series of phrases, some of which are... read more
Breeds in coniferous forest, principally spruce (Picea), silver fir (Abies) and... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects and larvae. Forages alone or in pairs; in non-breeding season also in mixed-species flocks, often with other... read more
Rather poorly known. Season May–July. Nest (only one described) is a ball of dry coarse grasses, lined with fine plant fibres and... read more
Altitudinal migrant. Departs from breeding area from mid-Sept; return passage through Punjab from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Himalayas EBA. Locally common in N Pakistan; uncommon or local in N India.
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