French: Pouillot de Hume German: Tienschan-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Hume
W. E. Brooks
North-West Frontier Province, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. humei
(W. E. Brooks, 1878) – Hume's Leaf-warbler – SC Russia (Altai, Sayan and S Baikal Ranges), W & N Mongolia, NE, E & SE Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, NW China (Junggar Basin) and Tien Shan S to NE Afghanistan and Kashmir, thence E through the Himalayas to S Bhutan and NE India; non-breeding NE Afghanistan, N Pakistan and N, C & E India E to Bangladesh.
P. h. mandellii
(W. E. Brooks, 1879) – Mandelli's Leaf-warbler – C China (E Qinghai E to Shaanxi, Shanxi and Hebei S to N Yunnan); non-breeding S China (S Yunnan) and NE India (Meghalaya and S Assam hills) E to W & NW Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
10–11 cm; 5–8·8 g. A medium-sized, slim and active leaf-warbler with thin bill, prominent supercilium and wingbars. Nominate race has pale or dull buffish... read more
Call “tooee”, “tsui”, “chwee” or “weesoo”, drier... read more
Breeds in larch (Larix) and pine (Pinus) forests, also subalpine shrubs and... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly insects, and their eggs and larvae; in particular, beetles (Coleoptera) the most important constituent of diet during autumn... read more
Late May to early Aug; one brood, in Tien Shan occasionally two. Monogamous; pair-bond known to last for 3 successive years in Tien Shan.... read more
Migratory. All populations move between SW and SE to spend winter months mainly in region from N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common and widespread in most of breeding range. Densities of up to 4 pairs/ha in N Pakistan, 65 birds/km² in open woods... read more
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