|Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps
Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan
The Black-faced Warbler from Nepal and northern India through Bhutan and into southern China, northern Myanmar and north-west Vietnam. It is found in sub-tropical briad-leaved forest and is often associated with bamboo. It is normally found between 1,400 and 2,400 metres.
|It's most noteable features are the yellow supercilium and throat separated by a black mask. The sub-species flavimentalis found in Bhutan has greyish
underparts below the yellow throat while the nominate sub-species has a
yellow breast and flanks and whiter belly. Note also the lack of
The Abroscopus warblers are similar to Seicercus warblers but tend to be smaller and more delicate with different plumage patterns. They are usually found at higher levels in the forest than Seicercus warblers.