Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Near Threatened

Tytler's Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri)


French: Pouillot de Tytler German: Dünnschnabel-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Tytler

Phylloscopus tytleri

W. E. Brooks

, 1871,

#R, Kashmir and Simla, north India




NE Afghanistan (Nuristan) and W Himalayas of N Pakistan and Kashmir; non-breeding SW India (Western Ghats S to Kerala and W Tamil Nadu).

Descriptive notes

10–12 cm; 7–8 g. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with comparatively long and slender bill and short tail, and with prominent supercilium. Has long whitish or... read more


Song a distinctive and even-paced, high-pitched, rising and falling “pi-tsi-pi-tsu” or... read more


Breeds in evergreen forest, conifer forests, particularly with blue pine (Pinus) and... read more

Food and feeding

Food mostly small insects and larvae. Singly or in pairs; in non-breeding season also in small groups, and joins mixed-species foraging... read more


Apr–Jul. Nest a ball of dry grasses, birch bark, lichens, animal hair and feathers, on ground among tree roots or up to 12 m above... read more


Migratory. Post-breeding migration S through NC Pakistan from mid-Aug and in N India (Himachal... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Himalayas EBA. Scarce and poorly-known in general. Scarce or... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Tytler's Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri). 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 on 24 August 2019).