French: Pouillot chanteur German: Gelbbrust-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero cantor
Other common names:
Barabhum, West Bengal, India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. cantator
(Tickell, 1833) – E Nepal, Bhutan, NE India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, N Cachar) and NE Bangladesh, possibly also N Myanmar; non-breeding E Nepal E to NE India, S to Myanmar and NW Thailand.
P. c. pernotus
Bangs & Van Tyne, 1930 – N & C Laos.
10–11 cm; 6–7 g. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with much bright yellow in plumage. Has prominent head pattern of blackish crown side, bright yellow central... read more
Song a series of several high-pitched notes ending with several slurred notes, “sit weet weet... read more
Breeds in dense broadleaf evergreen forest and bamboo, between 300 m and 2000 m; also teak (... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects and larvae. Forages alone or in pairs in breeding season, when generally shy and remains within canopy cover; in... read more
Late Apr to Jun. Nest, built by both sexes, a ball-shaped structure of grasses, placed on ground among fallen leaves in roots of tall tree... read more
Mostly resident; post-breeding descent to lower levels in much of range. Recorded in S China (S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. Locally common; scarce in some parts of range. Uncommon and local in NE India; occurs in... read more
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