Grey-cheeked Warbler (Seicercus poliogenys) - HBW 11, p. 678
French: Pouillot à joues grises
Spanish: Mosquitero Carigrís
Other common names: Grey-cheeked Flycatcher-warbler
Taxonomy: C[ulicipeta]. poliogenys Blyth, 1847, Darjeeling, India.
Analyses of mitochondrial DNA suggest that this and S. affinis are sister-species, and that they form a clade together with S. burkii and S. tephrocephalus. Mitochondrial DNA further indicates that Himalayan populations may be specifically distinct from Yunnan (China) and S Vietnam populations (the two latter are also well differentiated); further research required. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Himalayas from C Nepal E to NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh) and neighbouring parts of N Myanmar and S China (S Yunnan); also Nagaland S to Mizoram and Meghalaya (NE India), and Laos and Vietnam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Brief view of a bird in a bamboo and flying to a tree, the latter part also shown in slow motion (25 %). Locality Bach Ma National Park, Annam, Vietnam (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 23 April 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 3.7