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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler

 

 

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Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler

(Hume's Leaf Warbler)

Phylloscopus humei

 

Our Yellow-browed Warbler photographs

Yellow- browed Warbler
 Yellow-browed Warbler

 

 

  • Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler (Hume's Leaf Warbler)
  • Phylloscopus humei
  • WI: Very rare visitor (less than 5 records)
  • Breeds: Nests on ground in mountain woodland. Mountains of Central Asia
  • Winters: Mainly in India
  • Very small leaf warbler. Greenish above parts. Off-white below parts. Long 'eyebrow' stripe (supercilium). Well-marked tertials. Dark legs & lower park of bill. Very similar to Yellow-browed Warbler, but with just one prominent wing bar, only a faint second wing bar and generally duller colouring. Very active. Not shy.
  • Diet: Insect-eater
  • Similar birds: Yellow-browed Warbler (prominent double wing-bar, pale legs), Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff

 

Listen to comparison calls of the Hume's Yellow Browed and the Yellow-browed warbler here

Hume's Leaf Warbler was recently spilt from the Yellow-browed Warbler, and although there is some overlap of breeding range the two species do not hybridise.

The BTO records of 320 Yellow-browed Warblers occuring in the UK annually includes occurences of Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler.

 

Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler records in the Western Isles

The BTO records of 320 Yellow-browed Warblers occuring in the UK annually includes occurences of Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler, likewise the very small numbers of Yellow-browed Warblers which are included in the Western Isles each autumn may include Hume's Yellow-browed Warblers.


The chart below shows how abundant the Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Yellow-browed warblers usually occur in the Western Isles in Sewptember, October and November)

 

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