Lemon-rumped Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus) - HBW 11, p. 659
French: Pouillot à dos clair
Spanish: Mosquitero Dorsiclaro
Other common names: Pale-rumped/Lemon-rumped Warbler; Simla Leaf-warbler (Himalayan races); Sichuan Leaf-warbler (forresti)
Taxonomy: Abrornis chloronotus J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray, 1847, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Formerly treated as conspecific with P. proregulus, and also incorporating P. kansuensis and P. yunnanensis as synonyms. Has been found, however, to be vocally and genetically distinct from all. Has very recently been suggested that race forresti, differing from other races in voice and molecular genetics, may represent a separate species; further study required. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- simlaensis Ticehurst, 1920 - W Himalayas E to C Nepal.
- chloronotus (J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847) - C & E Himalayas (E from C Nepal).
- forresti Rothschild, 1921 - breeds SC China (E Xizang E to S Shaanxi, S to Yunnan and W Sichuan); non-breeding also E Myanmar, NW Thailand and N Vietnam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
- No sound recordings available yet