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Sulawesi Leaf Warbler

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subspecies nesophilusPhoto by Rob HutchinsonGunung Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia
subspecies nesophilus
Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Gunung Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Phylloscopus sarasinorum

Includes: Lompobattang Leaf Warbler


[edit] Identification

11 cm. A small to medium-sized Leaf Warbler.

  • Brownish upperparts tinged olive-green
  • Brown forehead and sides of crown and nape
  • Broad paler central crownstripe palest or yellowish on centre of nape
  • White or yellowish-white supercilium
  • Dark brown lores and narrow eyestripe
  • Olive-green edges of upperwing-coverts, pale yellowish-orange tips of greater coverts
  • Slightly darker brown flight-feathers, edged olive-green
  • Pale brown tail, inner webs of all outer rectrices broadly white
  • Whitish or washed yellowish underparts, breast side and flanks with olive or olive-grey wash
  • Dark horn bill, base of lower mandible pale yellow or yellowish-orange
  • Slate-grey legs
  • nesophilus has darker brownish-olive upperparts, a more indistinct or duller crownstripe, less extensive white in tail and olive-yellow washed underparts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A common to very common restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. s. nesophilus:
  • P. s. sarasinorum:
  • Mountains of southern Sulawesi - Lompobattang Leaf Warbler

[edit] Habitat

Found in montane moss forest and forest edges. Occurs between 600 and 3500 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on small insects.
Forages singly or in pairs, also in mixes-species flocks. Usually in middle levels and canopy of forest.

[edit] Breeding

Eggs recorded in mid-September. No other information available.

[edit] Movements

This is a sedentary species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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