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    Leaf Warbler, Labahe, Erlangshan, Sichuan, China

    The elevation was 1600 m.
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    Leaf Warbler, Labahe, Erlangshan, Sichuan, China

    Is Claudia's regular at this site? It seems a long way southeast of the usual range (mostly Sichuan, Shaanxi, Shanxi), which would perhaps favour Hartert's. The range limits of both species in China are still unclear because of the difficulty of ID and incomplete coverage of many areas. If both...
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    Leaf Warbler, Labahe, Erlangshan, Sichuan, China

    Yes, right you are about the tertials - forgot about them. I sometimes feel I'm taking one step forwards and two steps back with these Leaf Warblers. I have one other image taken by the same observer at a different location - Huangshan, Anhui province. I thought this was Claudia's - both this...
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    Leaf Warbler, Labahe, Erlangshan, Sichuan, China

    Hmm, very interesting. I had rejected Claudia's (which definitely does occur) because of the small, apparently darkish bill, the vivid coronal and the fact that the gc wingbar is distinctly broader than the mc one. As far as I know, Claudia's has a Blyth's-like bill with yellow lower mandible...
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    Leaf Warbler, Labahe, Erlangshan, Sichuan, China

    Not my images but taken by an acquaintance who posted them on a Facebook friend. They were taken on 28 July at about 2600 m. The images are not great and need cropping but it's an interesting-looking Leaf Warbler with a very heavy and broad lateral crown-stripe and a bold whitish crown-stripe...
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