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Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis  
Tickell's Leaf Warbler
Photographer : © Iftiaque Hussain
Location :Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 28 October 2017
English synonyms:Tickell's Leaf-Warbler
Bird Family :Acrocephalinae - Tesias, Stubtails, Warblers & Tailorbirds
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Martens et al in 2008 showed that the population breeding in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan is better treated as a separate species Alpine Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus occisinensis. This treatment is followed here but no attempt has been made (so far) to identify the birds here which were photographed on their wintering grounds as to whether they should be moved to P. occisinensis or remain here.
Ref: Martens, J.; Sun, Y-H. & Päckert, M. 2008. "Intraspecific differentiation of Sino-Himalayan bush-dwelling Phylloscopus leaf warblers, with description of two new taxa (P. fuscatus, P. fuligiventer, P. affinis, P. armandii, P. subaffinis)". Vertebrate Zoology 58 (3): 233-265.
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