French: Pouillot à poitrine jaune German: Gelbbauch-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero pechiamarillo
Other common names: Yellow-breasted Leaf-warbler
Mount Kinabalu, north Borneo.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. davisoni
(Sharpe, 1888) – mountains of Peninsular Malaysia.
P. m. barisanus
Christie & A. Elliott, 2016 – Sumatra.
P. m. montis
(Sharpe, 1887) – Borneo.
P. m. xanthopygius
(J. Whitehead, 1893) – W Philippines (Palawan).
P. m. floris
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1897) – Flores, in Lesser Sundas.
P. m. paulinae
(Mayr, 1944) – Timor and, perhaps this race, Alor#R.
9·5–10 cm; c. 5 g. Small and highly active warbler with yellow underparts. Nominate race has crown, supercilium and ear-coverts rufous-chestnut, black lateral... read more
Song very high-pitched, described as a high-frequency, slurred series of notes, “zizizizizizi-... read more
Subtropical, humid, montane forest with well-developed understorey and stands of bamboo. Breeds at... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small invertebrates. Forages actively in understorey or mid-canopy at forest edge; occasionally descends to low... read more
Little information. Breeds Jan–Jul in Peninsular Malaysia; males in breeding condition in Jun and Aug on Flores. Reported as building... read more
Basically resident; some altitudinal movement outside breeding season, particularly on Borneo.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common in Peninsular Malaysia; locally common in mountain forests in both Sumatra and Borneo as well as on Flores and Timor. On... read more
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