Mountain Chiffchaff
Mountain Chiffchaff
Scientific Name 
Phylloscopus sindianus
Arabic Name 
دخلة الجبال
Kuwaiti name 
11.0 cm
Least Concern
Kuwait Specialty
Similar species 


Rare winter visitor. May be easily overlooked among the many wintering Chiffchaffs. Distinguished from the Common Chiffchaff by more drab brown-and-white colours, different head markings and call.
Where in Kuwait 
It seems to prefer mature habitat where there are taller trees where it is seen gleaning insects off branches and leaves as well as reed fringed habitat. It has been recorded as far west as Al Abraq and inland in the Jahra area
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and is a species of leaf warbler found in the Caucasus and Himalayas and is an altitudinal migrant, moving to lower levels in winter. its song is almost identical to the Common Chiffchaff, but the call is a weak psew
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation