Chestnut-crowned Warbler Phylloscopus castaniceps
(aka Seicercus castaniceps)
Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Mo Chu River, Punakha, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Bhutan
March / April 2008

The Chestnut-crowned Warbler is distributed from northern India along the Himalayas into southern and eastern China and southwards into Indochina, Thailand, Myanmar, the Malaysian peninsula and Sumatra.

Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Mo Chu River, Punakha, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image The most striking feature is the head pattern with the chestnut crown with dark lateral crown stripes and white on the nape. It has a prominent white eye-ring and two prominent yellow wing-bars. The rest of the head, the mantle and the breast are grey while the lower flanks are bright yellow. The upper mandible is dark brown while the lower one is pale yellow.
Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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