Green-crowned Warbler (Seicercus burkii) - HBW 11, p. 675
French: Pouillot de Burke
Spanish: Mosquitero de Burke
Other common names: Golden-spectacled Warbler (when combined with S. tephrocephalus, S.omeiensis, S. whistleri, S. valentini and S. soror); Yellow-eyed/Black-browed Warbler/Flycatcher-warbler
Taxonomy: Sylvia Burkii E. Burton, 1836, Sikkim, Himalayas, north India.
Formerly treated as conspecific with S. tephrocephalus, S. whistleri and S. valentini, and included also the populations recently described as S. omeiensis and S. soror. All of these, however, exhibit constant differences in morphology, vocalizations and mitochondrial DNA, and up to four are syntopic (mainly or completely segregated altitudinally). Mitochondrial DNA also suggests that present species and S. tephrocephalus are more closely related to S. affinis and S. poliogenys than to the four other aforementioned species. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in Himalayas from N India (Himachal Pradesh) E to S China (SE Xizang); non-breeding E India and SW Bangladesh.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A perched bird.
Locality Thimphu District, Bhutan (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 11 April 2011 1 year ago 3.5
A bird in a tree.
Locality Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 2 June 2010 1 year ago 2.8
Locality Pokhara, Nepal
Vicky Cheng 16 December 2012 10 weeks ago 2.8