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Yellow-vented Warbler

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Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by atanumondal Arunachal Pradesh, India, April 2010
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Photo © by atanumondal
Arunachal Pradesh, India, April 2010
Phylloscopus cantator


[edit] Identification

10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Blackish crown sides
  • Yellow overall plumage
  • White belly

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies accepted:

[edit] Habitat

Breeds in bamboo and dense broadleaf evergreen forests, between 300m and 2000m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects and larvae. They generally forage alone or in pairs during the breeding season.

[edit] Breeding

Both adults construct the ball-shaped nest from grass. They place it amongst fallen leaves on the ground between tree roots.

[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 Sept 2018)

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