French: Pouillot enfumé German: Rußlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero ahumado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. fuligiventer
(Hodgson, 1845) – Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Nepal and SW China (S Xizang), Sikkim and Bhutan; non-breeding adjacent foothills and N & NE India.
P. f. tibetanus
Ticehurst, 1937 – S China (SE Tibetan Plateau along R Yarlung Tsangpo from Tsari E to R Salween)#R#R; non-breeding NE India (Arunachal Pradesh and N Assam).
P. f. weigoldi
Stresemann, 1923 – #RWC China (E Qinghai and E Xizang E to NW, W & C Sichuan); non-breeding Himalayan foothills of Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam).
10–11 cm. A small to medium-sized drab brown leaf-warbler with rather indistinct supercilium. Nominate race has dull whitish or whitish-buff to yellowish... read more
Song is a repeated single note, “tsli-tsli-tsli” and so on, or a more disyllabic... read more
Breeds in dwarf juniper (Juniperus) and other low-growing vegetation in rocky and boulder-... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects and larvae. Usually singly or in pairs. Forages low down in vegetation or on the ground; in summer clambers among... read more
Poorly known. Season May–Aug; fledged young in Nepal in Aug. No other information available.
Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding descent to lower levels. Vagrant in Bangladesh.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Bhutan, scarce in SW China; uncommon or locally common in Nepal, and uncommon in N India.
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