Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

Latin Etymology: Phylloscopus ("leaf seeker") fuscatus ("dark")
Adult Dusky Warbler (unknown subspeciesat Siem Reap, Cambodia - February 2019

Featured Subspecies: Unknown
Weight: 7-12g  /  Length: 11-12cm  /  Wingspan: 17-18cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

The dusky warbler is a leaf warbler of East Asia, breeding in bogs of taiga of Siberia and adjacent areas.  It has a very impressive vagrancy record, possibly as a result of being such a tiny bird with a logn migration route, it has ended up in such disparate places as the UK and California.  There are several subspecies, but as all of them are known to Winter in Indochina, it's impossible to say which one of them this particular bird was.

Related Species:
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phylloscopidae
Genus: Phylloscopus
SUBSPECIES: P. f. fuscatus, P. f. robustus

  - Sighting Locations -
CAMBODIA - Khmer name: ចាបដូនតាខ្នងត្នោត ("Brown sparrow")
A fairly common Wintering species.
 - CAMBODIA/SINGAPORE 2019 TRIP: One seen at Siem Reap

Further Notes: BirdForum Opus, IUCN Red List, RSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-canto

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