French: Pouillot élégant German: Goldbinden-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero elegante
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. kangrae
Ticehurst, 1923 – NW Himalayas (Kashmir E to Uttarakhand); non-breeding at lower altitudes.
P. p. vegetus
(Bangs, 1913) – C & S China (E Qinghai, Gansu, S Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan) and possibly adjacent N Myanmar#R; non-breeding in extreme S China (S Yunnan), E & S Myanmar and NW Thailand.
P. p. pulcher
Blyth, 1845 – C & E Himalayas from W Nepal E to NE India and adjacent S China (SE Xizang); non-breeding at lower altitudes in the Himalayas and S Assam hills (NE India)#R.
10–11 cm; 5·5–7·5 g. A small to medium-sized leaf-warbler with long supercilium, two wingbars, pale yellow rump and white in outer tail feathers.... read more
Call a thin but loud and sharp “tit”, “tsit”, “zip” or “... read more
Breeds between 2100 m and 4300 m in subalpine birch (Betula), juniper (Juniperus... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects; also, frequently takes nectar from flowering trees and sap from oaks. Usually singly or in pairs; in non-breeding season... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest an untidy ball of dry grasses, strips of birch bark, lichens, green moss and feathers, placed up to 4 m from ground in... read more
Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding movement to lower levels. Wintering areas occupied... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in S China, India, Nepal and Bhutan; locally common resident N & W Myanmar, N Laos and W Tonkin. Uncommon or locally common... read more
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