French: Pouillot de Tickell German: Himalajalaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Tickell
Barabhum, West Bengal, and Dhalbhum, Bihar, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. perflavus
Martens et al., 2008 – W Himalayas in N Pakistan and NW India (Karakoram Range, Kashmir); E limit not defined, probably W Nepal#R#R. Non-breeding at lower altitudes S to S India.
P. a. affinis
(Tickell, 1833) – Tickell's Leaf-warbler – C & E Himalayas from Nepal to NE India and S China (SE Xizang, including Lhasa region)#R; non-breeding at lower altitudes S to S India and Myanmar.
P. a. occisinensis
Martens et al., 2008 – Alpine Leaf-warbler – high-altitude ranges in C China (E Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, N Yunnan); recorded in non-breeding season in S China (Yunnan).
10–11 cm; 5·5–7·75 g. A small to medium-sized leaf-warbler with yellowish supercilium and underparts. Long supercilium is pale yellow, becoming... read more
Song, from tops of low bushes and boulders, mostly Apr to end Jul but also on passage in Sept, a... read more
Breeds among rocks and low bushes in dry barren mountains, alpine and subalpine willows (Salix... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects, including weevils (Curculionidae) and other small beetles (Coleoptera), aphids (Aphidoidea), flies (Diptera),... read more
May–Aug; fledglings first week Jul; one brood. Nest, built by both sexes, a ball of dry grasses, plant fibres (including of juniper)... read more
Migratory. Altitudinal migrant, moving short to medium distances to lower levels. Passage through... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in breeding season in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and N India; locally common in S China. Uncommon non-breeding visitor in Myanmar... read more
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