Phylloscopidae – Leaf warblers and allies

Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus) by Nikhil Devasar

Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus) by Nikhil Devasar

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalms 1:3 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Phylloscopidae – Leaf warblers and allies


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (77)

Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus ruficapilla)
Laura’s Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus laurae)
Red-faced Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus laetus)
Black-capped Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus herberti)
Uganda Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus budongoensis)
Brown Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus umbrovirens)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Iberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus)
Canary Islands Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis)
Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus)
Plain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus)
Western Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)
Smoky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuligiventer)
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis)
Alpine Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus occisinensis)
Buff-throated Warbler (Phylloscopus subaffinis)
Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus)
Yellow-streaked Warbler (Phylloscopus armandii)
Radde’s Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi)
Buff-barred Warbler (Phylloscopus pulcher)
Ashy-throated Warbler (Phylloscopus maculipennis)
Gansu Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus kansuensis)
Chinese Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus yunnanensis)
Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)
Lemon-rumped Warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus)
Brooks’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus subviridis)
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
Hume’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)
Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis)
Kamchatka Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus examinandus)
Japanese Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus xanthodryas)
Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Two-barred Warbler (Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus)
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus tenellipes)
Sakhalin Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus borealoides)
Large-billed Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus magnirostris)
Tytler’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri)
Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)
Eastern Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus)
Ijima’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus ijimae)
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus reguloides)
Claudia’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus claudiae)
Hartert’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus goodsoni)
Emei Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus emeiensis)
Davison’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus davisoni)
Kloss’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus ogilviegranti)
Hainan Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus hainanus)
Sichuan Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus forresti)
Yellow-vented Warbler (Phylloscopus cantator)
Limestone Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus calciatilis)
Sulphur-breasted Warbler (Phylloscopus ricketti)
Philippine Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus olivaceus)
Lemon-throated Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus cebuensis)
Mountain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus)
Negros Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus nigrorum)
Sulawesi Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus sarasinorum)
Timor Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus presbytes)
Island Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus maforensis)
Makira Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus makirensis)
Kolombangara Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus amoenus)
Grey-hooded Warbler (Phylloscopus xanthoschistos)
White-spectacled Warbler (Seicercus affinis)
Green-crowned Warbler (Seicercus burkii)
Grey-crowned Warbler (Seicercus tephrocephalus)
Whistler’s Warbler (Seicercus whistleri)
Bianchi’s Warbler (Seicercus valentini)
Martens’s Warbler (Seicercus omeiensis)
Alström’s Warbler (Seicercus soror)
Grey-cheeked Warbler (Seicercus poliogenys)
Chestnut-crowned Warbler (Seicercus castaniceps)
Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis)
Sunda Warbler (Seicercus grammiceps)

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Leaf warblers are small insectivorous birds belonging mainly to the genus Phylloscopus. They were formerly included in the Old World warbler family but are now considered to belong to the Phylloscopidae, a family created in 2006. The genus is closely related to Seicercus and some species have been moved between the two genera in recent classification attempts. Leaf warblers are active, constantly moving, often flicking their wings as they glean the foliage for insects along the branches of trees and bushes. They forage at various levels within forests, from the top canopy to the understorey. Most of the species are markedly territorial both in their summer and winter quarters.

Most are greenish or brownish above and off-white or yellowish below. Compared to some other “warblers”, their songs are very simple

Species breeding in temperate regions are usually strongly migratory.

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