Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Western Crowned Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis) - HBW 11, p. 667

French: Pouillot couronné German: Dachskopf-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero Occipital
Other common names: Western Crowned Warbler, Large Crowned/Great Crowned Warbler/Leaf-warbler/Willow-warbler

Taxonomy: Ph [yllopneuste]. occipitalis Blyth, 1845, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, southern India.
Close relationship to P. reguloides suggested by results of DNA studies. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds E Uzbekistan, W Tajikistan and N & E Afghanistan and NW Himalayas from NW Pakistan (Chitral S to Murree Hills) and Kashmir E to N India (Uttaranchal Pradesh); non-breeding peninsular India (Gujarat S to Kerala, also Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Ghats) and Bangladesh.

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