E. Burton, 1836,
Sikkim, Himalayas, north India.
Previously placed in Seicercus; see Phylloscopidae. Formerly treated as conspecific with P. tephrocephalus, P. valentini and P. whistleri, and included also the populations recently described as P. omeiensis and P. soror; all of these, however, exhibit constant differences in morphology, vocalizations and mtDNA, and up to four are syntopic (mainly or completely segregated altitudinally). Monotypic.
Himalayas from N India (Himachal Pradesh) E to S China (SE Xizang); non-breeding E India and SW Bangladesh.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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