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Eastern Crowned Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Eastern Crowned Leaf Warbler

Image by Jan Bisschop
Happy Island, May 2005
Phylloscopus coronatus


Head: Dark olive/grey with a strong coronal stripe which is stronger and more distinct at the rear (often not reaching the forehead). A long narrow whitish supercilium, yellowish and thinner in front of eye, broad at rear, almost joining at nape with coronal stripe. The bill is long and powerful with dark upper mandible, pale yellow/orange below, no dark tip to the lower mandible
Upperparts: Yellowish-green with distinct yellow/green fringes to flight feathers. Often two wing bars, the larger on the greater coverts, a smaller bar on the median coverts.
Underparts: Off white with pale yellow vent and undertail coverts

Similar Species

This warbler resembles an Arctic Warbler in structure and behaviour but is slightly larger, with more prominent wingbars, a weak central crown stripe, and yellow-tinted undertail coverts.


Asia: Russia, Siberia, China, India, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java
Occasional vagrant to Europe.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Broad-leaf and deciduous forest edges and clearings.



Their diet consists of spiders and small insects. They do join in with mixed species foraging flocks.


Recording by china guy
Sichuan, April 2011


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Wikipedia

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