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Species of Thailand

Eastern crowned leaf warbler

Phylloscopus coronatus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1847

(In Thai: นกกระจิ๊ดหัวมงกุฎ)

The eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) is a species of Old World warbler in the family Phylloscopidae. It inhabits boreal and temperate forests in the east Palearctic.


The eastern crowned warbler is a medium-sized, rather robust and brightly coloured leaf warbler. It is dark olive-green above and white below with a strong head pattern of dark, grey lateral crown stripes with an indistinct yellowish median crown stripe. It also has a long yellowish-white supercilium with a dark stripe through the eye and dark lores and dusky yellow cheeks. It has a single pale wingbar. The square tail shows a slight fork. It has quite a strong, robust, pale-coloured bill and dark legs.


The eastern crowned warbler breeds in eastern Siberia from the Argun River eastwards and southwards into western Manchuria and into central Szechwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan. It winters in south-east Asia from eastern India and Bangladesh to Java. It has occurred as a vagrant in western Europe with the fist record for Great Britain being in County Durham in 2009, this was the fifth record for the Western Palearctic. the UK, and Scandinavia.

Habitat and biology

The eastern crowned warbler of open woodland, either mixed or deciduous, at the lower and middle altitudes of mountains, although in the northern part of their range they inhabit dense taiga. Wintering birds occur in open woodland, deep jungle and mangroves. This is an arboreal species but it will forage quite low down in vegetation and will join mixed flocks of other small birds in the winter and in the breeding season. The vocal species is often located by its frequent singing. It readily flycatches by sallying out from a parch to catch insects in flight.


The genus name Phylloscopus is from Ancient Greek phullon, "leaf", and skopos, "seeker" (from skopeo, "to watch"). The specific coronatus is from Latin and means "crowned".

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Winter and passage visitor

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Phylloscopus coronatus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกระจิ๊ดหัวมงกุฎ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Eastern crowned warbler
Eastern crowned warbler

Range Map

Distribution map of Eastern crowned leaf warbler, Phylloscopus coronatus in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Bang Pu Recreation Centre
  • Bangkok Province
  • Chaiya District, Surat Thani
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Chong National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Erawan National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kaeng Krung National Park
  • Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit Forest Park
  • Kanthararom District, Sisaket
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Ko Chang National Park
  • Kromluang Chumphon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Laem Pak Bia
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen
  • Muak Lek District, Saraburi
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung
  • Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon
  • Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nam Phong National Park
  • Namtok Sam Lan National Park
  • Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park
  • Phato District, Chumphon
  • Phu Foi Lom National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Langka National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Phu Toei National Park
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sangkhom District, Nong Khai
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Similan Islands
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Surin Islands
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Phylloscopus coronatus in Thailand