Gansu Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus kansuensis) - HBW 11, p. 658
French: Pouillot du Gansu
Spanish: Mosquitero de Gansu
Taxonomy: Phylloscopus proregulus kansuensis Meise, 1933, vicinity of Lauhukou, north Gansu province, China.
This taxon has usually been treated as a junior synonym of nominate race of P. proregulus or of P. chloronotus (which has similarly been lumped within that species). Recent studies, however, have indicated that it is distinct vocally and in habitat choice; in playback experiments, present species and P. chloronotus (of race forresti) responded little or not at all to each other’s song. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in C China (E Qinghai, SW Gansu); non-breeding range unknown.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
feeding in canopy, often hovers Locality Dongxia Scenic Area, Xining, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 2 July 2011 32 weeks ago 23 sec 3.5
actively foraging in canopy, hovers Locality Dongxia Scenic Area, Xining, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 2 July 2011 32 weeks ago 19 sec 3.4
Two juvenile birds on a branch and then only one, preening Locality Laoye Shan, Xining, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 11 August 2002 6 years ago 31 sec 3.3
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