Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Davidson’s Leaf Warbler: this photograph may not be used without permission.

This small bird was a caller and yet I can’t seem to remember its call. Leaf Warblers are very difficult to identify for me and I always need a second opinion or four opinions will be better. I tried to search and identify this on my own and referred it to some experts. I can’t and finally I decided it to be a Davidson’s Leaf Warbler and after a week, finally Peter Ericsson confirmed my identification. On the day where I found the Davidson’s Leaf Warbler, Peter Ericsson​ was there as well with his group and while he was showing them the birds, he was also recording at the same time. Extraordinary person; I had to thank him for posting bird calls and songs on Xeno Canto, people like him work hard in finding these lovely calls and share to a global birding community.

Also called the White-tailed Leaf Warbler, it is found in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; which Doi San Ju is a perfect habitat for this lovely fluff to live.

Doi San Ju, Chiang Mai, Thailand
February 13, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR



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