Blyth's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Bhutan
March / April 2008

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler is distributed from Kashmir along the Himalayas to central, southern and eastern China and southwards into Indochina and the Malaysian Peninsula.

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It breeds mainly in rhododendron and oak forests but also in coniferous and deciduous forest at between 1,500 and 3,700 metres. In the winter it descends to lower altitudes.

It has a rather indistinct yellow-olive crown stripe and a yellowish supercilium. Upperparts are olive-green with two distinct pale yellow wing-bars. Underparts are whitish with a yellow wash. The bill is dark above and yellow to pink below.
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image Blyth was an English zoologist and author who was the curator of the museum in Bengal for many years.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available on Avibase.
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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