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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Greenish Warbler

Chail - April 2012
The Greenish Warbler and Green Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) are widespread leaf-warblers throughout their breeding range in northeasternEurope and temperate to subtropical continental Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters in India. It is not uncommon as a spring or early autumn vagrant in Western Europe and is annually seen in Great Britain.

This is a typical leaf-warbler in appearance, grayish-green above and off-white below. The single wing bar found in the southern and western populations distinguishes them from most similar species (except Arctic WarblerP. borealis). It is slightly smaller than that species and has a thinner bill, without a dark tip to the lowermandible. A latitude-based analysis of wintering birds indicated that more northerly P. trochiloides are smaller, i.e. this species does not seem to follow Bergmann's rule

Its song is a high jerky trill, in some populations containing a sequence of down- and more rarely up slurrednotes.

It breeds in lowland deciduous or mixed forest; non-breeding birds in the warmer parts of its range may move tomontane habitat in summer. Individuals from southeast of the Himalayas are for example quite often seen inBhutan during the hot months, typically in humid Bhutan Fir (Abies densa) forest up to about 3,800 meters ASLor more, but they do not breed there and return again to the adjacent subtropical lowlands in winter

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