Plain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus)

Plain Leaf Warbler

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Phylloscopidae | [latin] Phylloscopus neglectus | [UK] Plain Leaf Warbler | [FR] Pouillot modeste | [DE] Eichen-Laubsanger | [ES] Mosquitero Sencillo | [NL] Dwergtjiftjaf


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Very small warbler of goldcrest size. Coloration like Chiffchaff but lacks any obvious markings. Upperparts brownish grey, short buff eyestripe. Underparts Whitish washed cream on flanks. Legs and bill ark brown.

wingspan min.: cm wingspan max.: cm
size min.: 9 cm size max.: 10 cm
incubation min.: 0 days incubation max.: 0 days
fledging min.: 0 days fledging max.: 0 days
broods: 0   eggs min.: 0  
      eggs max.: 0  


Eurasia : Southcentral


Prefers mixed coniferous and deciduous woods, usually with indergrowth on mountain slopes.


Nests in bushes, no further data.

Feeding habits

Like most warblers they are insectivorous.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The Plain Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus) is a species of Old World warbler in the Sylviidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.
Plain Leaf Warbler status Least Concern


Winters in Iran s of the breeding range and in e Arabia

Distribution map

Plain Leaf Warbler distribution range map

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