Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

Latin Etymology: Phylloscopus ("leaf seeker") inornatus ("plain")
Adult Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatusat Siem Reap, Cambodia - February 2019

Featured Subspecies: None - monotypic
Weight: 7g  /  Length: 10-11cm  /  Wingspan: 17cm
NOT PRESENT IN UK IUCN Red List: Least Concern 

A small, almost goldcrest like warbler with a very wide range of locations.  They breed in North-East Asia, but has a vast passage range covering almost all of Eurasia.  It occurs as a regular passage migrant in the UK, and I'd missed a couple of attempts to catch up with them as they headed for their Wintering grounds in Iberia and the West Coast of Africa.  However, a second area of Wintering is South-East Asia, and it is here I encountered this bird in a tree in the gardens of our hotel in Siem Reap.

Related Species:
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phylloscopidae
Genus: Phylloscopus
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic 

  - Sighting Locations -
CAMBODIA - Khmer name: ចាបដូនតាចិញ្ចើមលឿង ("Yellow Eyebrowed Grandfather")  
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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