Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Vulnerable

Ijima's Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus ijimae)


Taxonomy

French: Pouillot d’Ijima German: Ijimalaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Ijima
Taxonomy:

Acanthopneuste ijimae

Stejneger

, 1892,

Idzumura, Miyake-jima, Izu Islands, Japan

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Was in the past sometimes considered a race of P. coronatus, or a derivative island race of P. tenellipes, but nesting preferences, vocalizations, plumage and DNA all indicate that it is a separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Izu Is (off S Honshu) and Nakano-shima (in Tokara Is, off S Kyushu), in Japan. Non-breeding range poorly known; includes Ryukyu Is, possibly also Taiwan and N Philippines.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with fairly long and relatively broad-based bill, prominent supercilium and broad dark eyestripe. Has long white or buffish-white... read more

Voice

Song a loud and sibilant “swss, swss, swss” or mechanical “swee-swee-swee-swee-swee”, reminiscent... read more

Habitat

Lowland deciduous and mixed subtropical evergreen forest and forest edges, bamboo, alder (Alnus... read more

Food and feeding

Food, mostly small insects and seeds. Forages singly or in small groups, and also accompanies other species; often with Long-tailed Tits (... read more

Breeding

Apr–Jun. Nest built 0·5–2 m above ground in alder or bamboo thicket; clutch 3–4 eggs. No other information.

Movements

Poorly known. Present from late Mar and early Apr to late Sept in breeding area on Izu Is, where... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Izu Islands EBA. Population thought likely to consist of a few thousand individuals at most. Formerly common to locally... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Ijima's Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus ijimae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/58895 on 21 August 2019).