English: Green Warbler, Bright Green Warbler, Yellowish-breasted Warbler
Russian: Желтобрюхая пеночка
Mongolian: Өехийшар дуучшувуу
French: Pouillot du Caucase
Body length: 10-11 cm.
A close relative of Greenish Warbler, recently
elevated to being a full species. Breeds on mountain slopes in N Turkey,
Caucasus and N Iran in lush deciduous and mixed forest, at times close to
treeline among birch, alder, beech, juniper, willow, etc. Summer visitor (early
May-Aug/Sep0), winters in S India. Habits otherwise as Greenish.
Identification: Resembles Greenish Warbler (viridanus), but differs in Wood Warbler-green
upperparts and in very prominent and clear yellow supercilium, yellowish
cheeks, throat, neck-sides and upper breast. (Beware that yellow and green
tints easily disappear among sunlit foliage, so similarity to viridanus often
amplified in field.) Yellow-white wing-bar obvious, and at times short trace of
a second one visible. The yellow supercilium ends short of bill-base, does not
reach forehead as on most Greenish. Proportionately large head and strong bill.