Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Least Concern

Philippine Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus olivaceus)


Taxonomy

French: Pouillot des Philippines German: Philippinenlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Mindanao
Taxonomy:

Abrornis olivacea

Moseley

, 1891,

Samar, Philippines

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Sometimes considered conspecific with P. cebuensis, but sympatric with that species (and also with P. trivirgatus) on Negros. Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & S Philippines (Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Negros, Bohol, Mindanao) and Sulu Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

11–12·5 cm; 10·1 g. ­A ­medium-sized leaf-warbler with olive-green upperparts. Has pale greenish-yellow super­cilium, dark grey lores and eyestripe; crown... read more

Voice

Call a short sharp “prrrr-chi”, frequently repeated.

Habitat

Inhabits forest and forest edges in lowland and at midde elevations; to c. 1500 m on Mindanao.

Food and feeding

Food small arthropods. Forages alone or in mixed-species flocks; takes insects from outer foliage of trees and bushes.

Breeding

Season Apr–Aug. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Common or locally common. Occurs in Rajah Sikatuna National Park, on Bohol.

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Philippine Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus olivaceus). 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/58903 on 23 August 2019).