French: Pouillot du Caucase German: Wacholderlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero del Cáucaso
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N Turkey and from N Caucasus S to N Georgia, also N Iran (Elburz Mts) and possibly NW & C Afghanistan and SW Pakistan (Baluchistan)#R; winters in S India (Western Ghats, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) and mainly in Sri Lanka.
10–11 cm; 6·5–9 g. A small to medium-sized leaf-warbler recalling P. trochiloides in plumage, shape and behaviour. Has long deep yellow supercilium... read more
Song, from late Apr to end Jul, loud and sweet, with both ascending and descending chirruping notes... read more
Breeds in high-altitude forest, principally of beech (Fagus), oak (Quercus) or... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly adults and larvae of small arthropods, e.g. beetles (Coleoptera), spiders (Araneae), stoneflies (Plecoptera), moths (... read more
May to late Jul. Monogamous. Territorial; territory is defended against others of genus, particularly P. collybita and P.... read more
Migratory; spends non-breeding season in S India and Sri Lanka, with small numbers also S Pakistan... read more
Status and conservation
Not recognized. Common or locally common. No information on total breeding population, but breeding range has spread since c. 1930 in NW Caucasus and in N Turkey to NW... read more
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