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