Green-crowned warbler

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Green-crowned warbler
Green-crowned Warbler Neora Valley National Park West Bengal India 01.05.2016.jpg
From Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phylloscopidae
Genus: Phylloscopus
P. burkii
Binomial name
Phylloscopus burkii
(Burton, 1836) [2]

Seicercus burkii

The green-crowned warbler (Phylloscopus burkii) is a species of leaf warbler (family Phylloscopidae). It was formerly included in the "Old World warbler" assemblage.

It is found in the Indian subcontinent, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Single sight was recorded from Sigiriya, Sri Lanka in 1993. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The green-crowned warbler was previously placed in the genus Seicercus. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2018 found that neither Phylloscopus nor Seicercus were monophyletic.[3] In the subsequent reorganization the two genera were merged into Phylloscopus which has priority under the rules of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Phylloscopus burkii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxon author: Burton, 1836". ITIS. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ Alström, P.; et al. (2018). "Complete species-level phylogeny of the leaf warbler (Aves: Phylloscopidae) radiation". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 126: 141–152. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.03.031.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Bushtits, leaf warblers, reed warblers". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 8 August 2018.