French: Pouillot à gros bec German: Schluchtenlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero picudo
NE Afghanistan and Kashmir E in Himalayas to Bhutan, S & C China (NE Qinghai and SW Gansu S to SE Xizang, NW Yunnan and Sichuan) and N Myanmar; non-breeding S India (Western Ghats), Sri Lanka and C & S Myanmar.
12·5–13 cm; 11·5–13 g. A large, stocky dark greenish leaf-warbler with prominent supercilium; large bill may have small hook at tip of upper mandible. Has... read more
Song, given almost throughout year (main period mid-Apr to end Aug), a series of clear whistled,... read more
Breeds in evergreen forest, mostly birch (Betula) and silver fir (Abies pindrow... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly small insects and larvae. Solitary. Forages mostly in upper canopy and along tree branches, rather than in foliage or... read more
May–Aug/Sept; eggs recorded end Aug and early Sept, indicating possibility of two broods. Territorial. Nest a ball of loose grasses,... read more
Migratory; all populations move S or SSW to non-breeding quarters in S peninsular India, Sri Lanka... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common breeder in Himalayas of N India, C & E Nepal (uncommon in W Nepal) and Bhutan; scarce and local in N Pakistan; uncommon in C China... read more
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