WARBLER-like Familes

FOUND mainly in

Australasia
Asia, Europe
Madagascar
Africa, Asia

Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa
Asia

New World
Asia, Europe
Africa, Asia, Europe, NA
Africa, Asia, Europe
COMMON NAME

Australian Warblers
Reed Warblers
Malagasy warblers
Bush Warblers

Apalis, Cisticola, Tailorbird
Grass Warblers and allies
African Warblers
Parrotbills

New World Warblers
Leaf-Warblers
Kinglets
Typical Warblers

LEAF WARBLERs

  Order Passeriformes   Family Phylloscopidae

This is a family of small insectivorous birds that are found mainly in Eurasia with some ranging to Africa.. Most live in forests of scrubby areas and frequently catch their food on the wing. They were formerly placed in the "Old World Warbler" family Sylvidae.


Genus Phylloscopus  - Asia only
See also Phylloscopus - Africa, Asia, Europe
Leaf warblers are small insectivorous birds belonging mainly to the genus Phylloscopus. They 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.

Chiffchaff,_Mountain  Phylloscopus sindianus  Found: Afghanistan, China, India, Mongolia, Pakistan
The Mountain Chiffchaff brown upperparts; whitish underparts with buff flanks; dark bill.
Image by:1) Mutzel 2) Gobind_Sagar_Bhardwaj  3) Arthur_Chapman


Chiffchaff,_Siberian Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis  Found: Siberia, Himalayas
Image by:1) JM_Garg - India  2) Dave_Curtis


Warbler,_Alpine_Leaf  Phylloscopus occisinensis  Found: China
Image by:1) Bob_Fray


Warbler,_Ashy-throated  Phylloscopus maculipennis  Found: China, India, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan  2) Umeshsrinivasan


Warbler,_Blyth's_Leaf  Phylloscopus reguloides  Found: China, India, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan  2, 3) Vijay_Ismavel - India


Warbler,_Brook's_Leaf  Phylloscopus subviridis  Found: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Ambika


Warbler,_Buff-barred  Phylloscopus pulcher  Found: China, India, southeast Asia
Image by:1) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan  2) Jason_Thompson - Thailand  3) Ron_Knight


Warbler,_Buff-throated  Phylloscopus subaffinis  Found: China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Image by:1) Ron_Knight  2) Jerry_Oldenettel - Thailand


Warbler,_Chinese_Leaf  Phylloscopus yunnanensis  Found: China
The Chinese Leaf Warbler has dark brown upperparts; brownish-yellow underparts; very short wings; dark legs.
Image by: 1) Ron_Knight


Warbler,_Claudia's_Leaf  Phylloscopus claudiae  Found: China
Image by: 1) Terry_Townshend - China  2) BirdExplorers


Warbler,_Davison's_Leaf also White-tailed_Leaf_Warbler  Phylloscopus davisoni  Found: China, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Ayuwat_Jearwattanakanok


Warbler,_Eastern_Crowned  Phylloscopus coronatus  Found: Asia
Similar to: Ihima's Warbler. The Eastern Crowned Warbler and Ihima's Warbler are best differentiated by song. Ihima's Warbler has far-carrying squeaking sounds; Eastern Crowned Warbler has plaintive sound.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) mapsphotos


Warbler,_Emei_Leaf  Phylloscopus emeiensis  Found: China, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Michelle_and_Peter_Wong


Warbler,_Gansu  Phylloscopus kansuensis  Found: China
The Gansu Warbler has greenish upperparts; pale underparts;  whitish wing-bar; white supercilium; whitish central crown stripe.
Similar to: Pallas's Leaf Warbler. Pallas's Leaf Warbler has bolder center crown stripe and has more substantial second wing bar.
Image by: 1) Dubi_Shapiro  2) James_Eaton


Warbler,_Gray-hooded  Phylloscopus xanthoschistos  Found: Asia
Image by: 1) Francesco Veronesi - Bhutan  2) Balaji_Sivaramakrishnan


Warbler,_Green  Phylloscopus nitidus  Found: Asia, Europe (rare)
The Green Warbler is also considered a subspecies of the Greenish Warbler.
Image by: 1) Prasad_Ganpule


Warbler,_Hainan_Leaf  Phylloscopus hainanus  Found: China
Image by: 1) John_and_Jemi_Holmes


Warbler,_Hartert's_Leaf  Phylloscopus goodsoni  Found: China
Image by: 1) Menxiu_Tong  2) Craig_Brelsford


Warbler,_Hume's  Phylloscopus humei  Found: Asia
The Hume's Warbler has green upperparts;  off-white underparts; long white supercilium; faint crown stripe; light wing-bar.
Similar to: Yellow-browed Warbler. Hume's Warbler duller than Yellow-browed Warbler.
Image by: 1) Tony_Morris  2) Vijay_Ismavel - India  3) JM_Garg - India


Warbler,_Ihima's  Phylloscopus ijimae  Found: Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
Similar to: Eastern Crowned Warbler. The Eastern Crowned Warbler and Ihima's Warbler are best differentiated by song. Ihima's Warbler has far-carrying squeaking sounds; Eastern Crowned Warbler has plaintive sound.
Image by: 1) Yann_Muzika - Japan


Warbler,_Japanese_Leaf  Phylloscopus xanthodryas  Found: Japan
The Japanese Leaf Warbler is also considered a subspecies of the Arctic Warbler.
Image by: 1) Takema Saitoh


Warbler,_Kamchatka_Leaf  Phylloscopus examinandus  Found: Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Hokkaido and the Kurile Islands.
The Kamchatka Leaf Warbler is also considered a subspecies of the Arctic Warbler.
Image by: 1) Takema_Saitoh  2) Stuart_Price


Warbler,_Kloss's  Phylloscopus ogilviegranti  Found: China, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Ron_Knight


Warbler,_Large-billed_Leaf  Phylloscopus magnirostris  Found: China, Indai, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) David_Cook - Sri Lanka  2) Shanaka_Aravinda


Warbler,_Pale-legged_Leaf  Phylloscopus tenellipes  Found: Asia, Malaysia
Image by: 1) Ariefrahman - Thailand  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Thailand


Warbler,_Pale-rumped  also Lemon-rumped Warbler  Phylloscopus chloronotus  Found: western Himalayas to central China
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan


Warbler,_Pallas's_Leaf  Phylloscopus proregulus  Found: Asia, Europe (infrequent)
The Pallas's Leaf Warbler has greenish upperparts; off-white underparts;  pale yellow wing-bars; yellow/white supercilium; whitish central crown stripe.
Similar to: Gansu Warbler. Pallas's Leaf Warbler has bolder center crown stripe and has more substantial second wing bar.
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi -Italy  2) Martin_Vavrik - Czech Republic  3) characters


Warbler,_Plain_Leaf  Phylloscopus neglectus  Found: eastern Asia
Image by:1) Biodiversity_Heritage_Library  2) Charles_Sharp - Oman


Warbler,_Radde's  Phylloscopus schwarzi  Found: Asia
The Radde's Warbler has unstreaked brown back; buff underparts; prominent white supercilium.
Image by: 1, 2) Lip_kee - Thailand  3) Francesco_Veronesi


Warbler,_Sakhalin_Leaf  Phylloscopus borealoides  Found: Japan, Russia
Image by: 1) Gin_Tonic  2, 3) characters


Warbler,_Sichuan_Leaf  Phylloscopus forresti  Found: China
Image by: 1) Pinebird


Warbler,_Smoky  Phylloscopus fuligiventer  Found: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
Image by:1) CL_Pramod  2) Lakshya_Nath - India


Warbler,_Sulphur-bellied  Phylloscopus griseolus  Found: Asia
Image by:1, 2) JM_Garg - India  3) Tarique_Sani - India


Warbler,_Tickell's_Leaf  Phylloscopus affinis  Found: China, India, Myanmar, Thailand
The Tickell's Leaf Warbler has grayish upperparts; yellow underparts, supercilium; dark eye-line.
Image by:1) Earthshine - India  2, 3) Nagesh_Kamath - India  4) Ananda_Debnath


Warbler,_Two-barred  Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus  Found: Asia
The Two-barred Warbler is also consider a subspecies of the Greenish Warbler.
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi_Haka


Warbler,_Tyler's_Leaf  Phylloscopus tytleri  Found: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India
Image by: 1) Nagesh_Kamath - India  2) Vasanthjoshi49


Warbler,_Western_Crowned  Phylloscopus occipitalis  Found: Asia
The Western Crowned Warbler has a distinctive crown stripe and two wing-bars.
Image by: 1) mvbhaktha  2) Subhadeep_Ghosh


Warbler,_Yellow-browed  Phylloscopus inornatus  Found: Asia, western Europe (infrequently)
The Yellow-browed Warbler has greenish upperparts; white underparts; white wing-bars; whitish-yellow supercilium.
Similar to: Hume's Warbler. Hume's Warbler duller than Yellow-browed Warbler.
Image by: 1) Charles_Lam 2) Dave Curtis


Warbler,_Yellow-streaked  Phylloscopus armandii  Found: southeast Asia
Image by:1) Dave_Curtis - Thailand  2, 3) Terry_Townshend - Bejing



Warbler,_Limestone_Leaf  Phylloscopus calciatilis  Found: Laos, Vietnam
Similar to: Sulphur-breasted Warbler. The Limestone Leaf Warbler is smaller than the Sulphur-breasted Warbler, has more rounded wings; has grayer tinged upperparts.
Image by: 1) Ulf_Johansson


Warbler,_Yellow-vented  Phylloscopus cantator  Found: China, India, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Pkspks


Warbler,_Sulawesi_Leaf  Phylloscopus sarasinorum  Found: Sulawesi
Image by: 1) Adolf_Meyer  2) Yann_Muzka


Warbler,_Sulphur-breasted  Phylloscopus ricketti  Found: China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Similar to: Limestone Leaf Warbler. The Limestone Leaf Warbler is smaller than the Sulphur-breasted Warbler, has more rounded wings; has grayer tinged upperparts.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Ayuwat_Jearwattanakanok  3) Dave_Curtis



Genus Phylloscopus  - Africa, Asia, Europe
See also Phylloscopus - Asia only.
Leaf warblers are small insectivorous birds belonging mainly to the genus Phylloscopus. They 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.


Chiffchaff,_Canary_islands  Phylloscopus canariensis  Found: Canary Islands (Spain)
Image by: 1, 2) Juan Emiilo


Chiffchaff, Common Phylloscopus collybita   Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Common Chiffchaff is greenish-brown above and off-white below.
Similar to: Willow Warbler. The Willow Warbler has paler pinkish-yellow legs (dark brown to blackish in Chiffchaff), longer paler bill, more elegant shape and longer primary projection (wingtip).
Image by: 1) Aleph  2) Luis Nunes Alberto on Algarve, South of Portugal  3) Cristiano Crolle - Palude Brabbia, Italy


Chiffchaff,_Iberian  Phylloscopus ibericus  Found: Portugal, Spain, north Africa
Image by:1) Rodrigo_Saldanha_de_Almeida - Portugal  2) janofonsagrada  3) GrahamC57


Warbler, Arctic   Phylloscopus borealis  Found: North America, Asia
The Arctic Warbler is grayish-green above and off-white below. It has a heavy, dagger-like bill, with a dark tip to the lower mandible. It has a single wing bar. The Japanese Leaf Warbler and Kamchatka Leaf Warbler are also considered subspecies of the Arctic Warbler.
Similar to Greenish Warbler. The Arctic Warbler is larger than the Greenish Warbler and also has heavier bill. The Greenish Warbler does not have a dark tip to the lower mandible.
Image by: 1) Ainus - Taipei  2) Atle Grimsby  3) Davis Kwan 


Warbler,_Black-capped_Woodwarbler-  Phylloscopus herberti  Found: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria
Image by:1) hbw.com


Warbler,_Brown_Woodland-  Phylloscopus umbrovirens  Found: Africa
Image by:1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2, 3) Lip_kee - Ethiopia


Warbler, Dusky   Phylloscopus fuscatus  Found: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa
The Dusky Warbler has an unstreaked brown back and buff underparts. There is a prominent whitish supercilium, and the bill is fine and pointed.
Image by:  1) Frankie Chu  2) Sergey Pisarevskiy- Altai Republic, Russia  3, 4) Charles Lam - Taiwan


Warbler,_Eastern_Bonelli's  Phylloscopus orientalis  Found: Africa, southwest Asia, Europe
The Eastern Bonelli's Warbler and and Western Bonelli's Warbler are very similar in markings; however, the breeding ranges do not overlap.
Image by:1) Michael_Sveikutis


Warbler, Greenish  Phylloscopus trochiloideFound: Europe, Asia
The Greenish Warbler is a typical leaf warbler in appearance, grayish-green above and off-white below.The Green Warbler and Two-barred Warber are also considered a subspecies of the Greenish Warbler.
Similar to Arctic Warbler. The Arctic Warbler is larger than the Greenish Warbler and also has heavier bill. The Greenish Warbler does not have a dark tip to the lower mandible.
Image by: 1) J. M. Garg - India  2) Sussexbirder   3) Antony Grossy


Warbler,_Island_Leaf  Phylloscopus poliocephalus  Found: New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Jerry_Oldenettel - Papua-New Guinea


Warbler,_Kolombangra_Leaf  Phylloscopus amoenus  Found: Solomon Islands
Image by: 1) hbw.com


Warbler,_Laura's_Woodland-  Phylloscopus laurae  Found: DR Congo
Image by:1) Nigel_Voaden


Warbler,_Lemon-throated  Phylloscopus cebuensis  Found: Philippines
Image by: 1) Jon_Hornbuckle


Warbler,_Mountain_Leaf  Phylloscopus trivirgatus  Found: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Image by: 1) Tok_Ki  2) Dave_Irving - Borneo


Warbler,_Philippine_Leaf  Phylloscopus olivaceus  Found: Philippines
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans 2) Ramon_Quisumbing - Mindanao  3) Nobuo_Matsumura - Mindanao


Warbler,_Red-faced_Woodland-  Phylloscopus laetus  Found: DR Congo
The Red-faced Woodland-Warbler has greenish upperparts; red face; whitish underparts.
Image by:1) Tom_Tarrant


Warbler,_Timor_Leaf  Phylloscopus presbytes  Found: Timor (Indonesia)
Image by: 1, 2) James_Eaton


Warbler,_Uganda_Woodland-  Phylloscopus budongoensis  Found: Africa
Image by:1) Steve_Garvie


Warbler,_Western_Bonelli's  Phylloscopus bonelli  Found: Africa, Europe
The Eastern Bonelli's Warbler and and Western Bonelli's Warbler are very similar in markings; however, the breeding ranges do not overlap.
Image by:1) Pierre_Dalous - France


Warbler, Willow  Phylloscopus trochilus  Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Willow Warlber is greenish brown above and off-white to yellowish below; the wings are plain greenish-brown with no wingbars.
Similar to: Chiffchaff. The Willow Warbler has paler pinkish-yellow legs (dark brown to blackish in Chiffchaff), longer paler bill, more elegant shape and longer primary projection (wingtip).
Image by: 1) Andreas Trepte  2) Cristiano Crolle - Texel, Holland  3) Svein Jan Hjelmeset   4, 5) Dick Daniels   6) Joseph Mochoge - Gilgil, Kenya
4, 5) Ville Supponen gave Willow Warbler as the probable ID



Warbler, Wood  Phylloscopus sibilatrix  Found: Europe, Asia
The Wood Warbler is green above and white below with a lemon-yellow breast. It has a yellow supercilium, throat and upper breast.
Image by; 1) Frank Vassen - Poland  2, 3) Steve Garvie near Inversnaid, Loch Lomond, Scotland  4) GregorioW - Tuscany, Italy


Warbler,_Yellow-throated_Woodland-  Phylloscopus ruficapilla  Found: Africa
Image by:1) Alan_Manson - South Africa  2) Derek_Keats - Zimbabwe



Genus Seicercus
Found: China, Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia
All species have green wings and yellow bellies, most have yellow breasts as well. The head is either gray, green or buff/brown, and all species have stripes on the crown or face as well as a yellow or white eye-ring

Warbler,_Blanchi's  Seicercus valentini  Found: China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Ayuwat_Jearwattanakanok -Thailand  2) BirdsExplorer


Warbler,_Chestnut-crowned  Seicercus castaniceps  Found: China, India, southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malzysia
Image by: 1, 2) Dibyendu_Ash - India  3) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan


Warbler,_Golden-spectacled also Green-crowned Warbler  Seicercus burkii  Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan


Warbler,_Gray-cheeked  Seicercus poliogenys  Found:
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash



Warbler,_Gray-crowned  Seicercus tephrocephalus  Found: China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Thet_Zaw_Naing - West Myanmar  2) Woraphot_Bunkhwamdi - Thailand


Warbler,_Martens's  Seicercus omeiensis  Found: China, Myanmar, Thailand
Image by: 1) Ayuwat_Jearwattanakanok - Thailand


Warbler,_Plain-tailedalso Alstrom's Warbler  Seicercus soror  Found: China, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Dave_Curtis


Warbler,_Sunda  Seicercus grammiceps  Found: Indonesia
Image by: 1) Budi_Hermawan


Warbler,_Whistler's  Seicercus whistleri  Found: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan
Image by: 1) Imran_Shah - Pakistan  2) Rejaul_Karim - India


Warbler,_White-spectacled  Seicercus affinis  Found: Asia
Image by: 1, 2) Dibyendu_Ash - India


Warbler,_Yellow-breasted  Seicercus montis  Found: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Ayuwat_Jearwattanakanok - Borneo




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