French: Pouillot de Whistler German: Whistlerlaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Whistler
Other common names:
Seicercus burkii whistleri
Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. w. whistleri
(Ticehurst, 1925) – Himalayas from N Pakistan E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and S China (SE Xizang).
P. w. nemoralis
(Koelz, 1954) – NE India (Lushai Hills, in Mizoram; Naga Hills, in Nagaland) and NW & W Myanmar.
11–12 cm. Nominate race has median crownstripe green, usually with some thin pale greyish streaks (often appearing more grey than green), lateral crownstripe greyish-... read more
Song simple, consisting of short (0·6–1·2 seconds), quick strophes usually with... read more
In breeding season found in lush undergrowth in upper part of cool temperate forest zone, where... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, such as flies (Diptera) and their larvae, recorded as eaten, but no studies undertaken. Forages mainly in understorey, but also in... read more
Little information, partly as a result of previous confusion between this species and P. burkii. Main season probably late Apr to... read more
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Many make post-breeding descent, usually to below 2100 m, down to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally abundant; no estimates of population available.
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