French: Pouillot griséole German: Pamirlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero del Pamir
Hooghly River, near Calcutta, India
SE Kazakhstan (Kharkaralinsk, Tarbagatai, Dzhungarskiy Alatau) and Tien Shan E to the Altai and NW & C China (E to Qilian Shan, in Qinghai), S to E Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and W Himalayas in NE Pakistan (N Baluchistan), Kashmir (W Karakoram) and NW India (Himachal Pradesh); non-breeding C India (E Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bengal S to N Karnataka and N Andhra Pradesh).
10–11·5 cm; 7–9 g. A small to medium-sized leaf-warbler. Has long bright yellow supercilium from base of bill to above ear-coverts, brightest above eye,... read more
Song, from top of tree or other high vantage point, a very short (c. 1 second) high-pitched, trill... read more
Breeds on dry stony mountain slopes, rocky screes and boulder-strewn hillsides with low vegetation... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects, especially small beetles (Coleoptera), including weevils (Curculionidae), and larvae, also molluscs. Usually... read more
End-Apr to early Aug; one brood, possibly two in Pamirs. Nest, built entirely by female over 4–10 days, a ball of dry grasses, plant... read more
Migratory; spends non-breeding season in C India. Departure from breeding area begins early Aug,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or local in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan; common or locally common in Pakistan; rare in NW & C China.
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