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Photo by kitefarrago
Urup, Kuril Islands, Russia, June 2009
Phylloscopus examinandus


Very similar to Arctic Warbler.


Breeds in Kamchatka, Sakhalin, the Kurile Islands (Russia) and Hokkaido (Japan).
Winters in south-east Asia.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Arctic Warbler.


Breeds in higher elevation subalpine forests.


Very active bird, constantly flitting around in the tree canopy.


Dashing flight. Flicks wings and tail when at rest.


The nest is on the ground in a low shrub.


The diet includes small arthropods, picked off vegetation or in flight.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Taxonomy thread discussing Arctic Warbler read in June 2009

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