Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Least Concern

Emei Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus emeiensis)


French: Pouillot de l’Omei German: Emeilaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero del Emei

Phylloscopus emeiensis

Alström and Olsson

, 1995,

Emei Shan, Sichuan, China




Locally in S Shaanxi (N Foping area), SE Sichuan and NE Yunnan, E Guizhou (Fanjing Shan) and N Guangdong (Nanling Nature Reserve), in SE China#R; non-breeding range not known, one record from E part of S Myanmar#R.

Descriptive notes

c. 11–12 cm. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with well-marked plumage. Has prominent pale yellowish-tinged super­cilium, distinct dark grey-green eyestripe, pale grey-... read more


Song a clear, slightly quivering, straight trill between c. 4 and 6 kHz, usually lasting 3–4... read more


Occurs in temperate deciduous broadleaf forest, sometimes with some spruce (Picea) or fir... read more

Food and feeding

Known to eat insects, but no studies undertaken.


No information. On basis of male singing activity, presumably begins in mid-Apr to late Apr. Unlike male P. reguloides, does not... read more


Virtually unknown. Appears on breeding grounds in latter part of Apr. One record from E part of S... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chinese Subtropical Forests EBA. Locally common. Very poorly known species; fieldwork required in order to... read more

Recommended citation

Alström, P. (2020). Emei Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus emeiensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2020).