French: Pouillot à dos clair German: Gelbbürzel-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero dorsiclaro
Other common names:
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. simlaensis
Ticehurst, 1920 – W Himalayas from N Pakistan E to C Nepal; non-breeding in foothills at lower altitudes.
P. c. chloronotus
(J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847) – C & E Himalayas (E from C Nepal); non-breeding in foothills at lower altitudes S to S Assam hills (NE India).
9–10 cm; 4·6–5·1 g. A small, “chunky” leaf-warbler with well-patterned plumage. Nominate race has well-defined pale buffish or whitish... read more
Two very different song types, usually only one type sung for long periods. “Type A” a... read more
Breeds chiefly in spruce-fir (Picea-Abies) forest, mixed with some broadleaf... read more
Food and feeding
Little studied. Diet insects and their larvae; in Kashmir, feeds on smaller prey items than those taken by its sympatric congeners. Forages... read more
Apr–Jul, main season late May–Jun; in Kashmir, eggs laid late May to late Jun and young reported as fledging in late Jul; eggs... read more
Altitudinal migrant. Post-breeding descent to lower levels in Himalayas, and also to S Assam hills... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to locally abundant. Common breeder at appropriate elevations throughout N Indian Subcontinent. No population estimates are... read more
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