Two-barred Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus (Swinhoe, 1861) TWBGW 12920
Family: Passeriformes > Phylloscopidae

Very similar to Greenish Warbler, with which it forms part of a 'ring' species around the Tibetan plateau and from which it was recently separated as a species, Two-barred Greenish Warbler is an extremely rare visitor to Britain.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
70 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
70 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Two-barred Greenish Warbler is a very rare autumn vagrant.

Weekly occurence of Two-barred Greenish Warbler from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Two-barred Greenish Warbler, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: mosquiter siberià
Czech: budnícek dvoupruhý
Danish: Østlig Lundsanger
Dutch: Swinhoes Boszanger
Estonian: laane-lehelind
Finnish: burjatianuunilintu
French: Pouillot à deux barres
German: Middendorff-Laubsänger
Icelandic: Blaðsöngvari
Italian: Luì verdastro barrato
Lithuanian: dvidryže pecialinda
Norwegian: Sibirøstsanger
Polish: swistunka amurska
Portuguese: felosa-verde-listada
Slovak: kolibiarik dvojpásy
Spanish: Mosquitero patigrís
Swedish: sibirisk lundsångare

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