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Grey-hooded Warbler

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Photo © by CJWPangot, Utteranchal, India, February 2011
Photo © by CJW
Pangot, Utteranchal, India, February 2011
Phylloscopus xanthoschistos

Seicercus xanthoschistos


[edit] Identification

10–11 cm (4-4½ in); no obvious eye ring or wingbars

  • Bright yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

HoveringPhoto © by SumitSikkim Himalayas, India, November 2003
Photo © by Sumit
Sikkim Himalayas, India, November 2003

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Seicercus.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P. x. xanthoschistos:
  • P. x. jerdoni:
  • Eastern Himalayas (eastern Nepal to Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh)
  • P. x. tephrodiras:
  • North-eastern India (Assam, Nagaland and Manipur) to Myanmar
  • P. x. flavogularis :
  • North-eastern India (Abor and Mishmi hills) to northern Myanmar

[edit] Habitat

Both broadleaf and mixed montane forests to around 7000 feet.

[edit] Behaviour

Sometimes hovers like a sunbird.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects and tiny spiders, small caterpillars. Small berries are also eaten. They forage in the mid-storey.

[edit] Vocalisation

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Recording by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, April-2017
Song given by an individual moving through the mid-storey of the forest.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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