French: Pouillot couronné German: Dachskopf-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero occipital
Ph [yllopneuste]. occipitalis
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, southern India
E Uzbekistan, W Tajikistan, N & E Afghanistan and NW Himalayas from NW Pakistan (Chitral S to Murree Hills) and Kashmir E to N India (Uttarakhand), perhaps W Nepal; non-breeding peninsular India (Western Ghats and hills of C India and Eastern Ghats)#R.
11–13 cm; 8–9 g. Medium-sized to large leaf-warbler with a long supercilium, double wingbar and indistinct crownstripe. Has yellowish-grey median crownstripe... read more
Call a frequently given and repeated “chip”, “chit-wee” or “cheep-wip... read more
Breeds in spruce (Picea) and mixed conifer and deciduous forests, e.g. blue pine (... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small arthropods, including flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera), small beetles (Coleoptera), lacewings (Ephemeroptera), spiders (... read more
May–Jul; one brood. Territorial. Nest, built by female, a ball comprising dry grasses, moss and animal hair, placed in hole in wall (... read more
Migratory. Departs from breeding area early; main passage through Tajikistan in Aug, through N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in breeding area; abundant in N Pakistan and NW India. May possibly breed in Nepal, but no proof of this.
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