Hume’s Leaf Warbler
Scientific Name 
Phylloscopus humei
Arabic Name 
دخلة أوراق هيوم
Kuwaiti name 
10.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Extremely rare vagrant, usually observed in late autumn and winter. Remarkably similar to Yellow-browed Warbler, but generally more plainly marked, often paler or greyer.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 4 records for Kuwait with the last been seen at Rawdatain in December 2011. Other records came from Jahra Farms and Al Abraq
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and occurs in Asia, from Iraq and Iran eastwards through India to China and Vietnam, and as far north as Russia. It may occasionally be sighted in Egypt and in Europe. it is an insectivorous bird, with a diet that comprises mainly small arthropods. As such, the species’ abundance is tightly correlated with the abundance of arthropods in the area. Its song is buzzing and high pitched. The best distinction from the Yellow-browed Warbler is the more disyllabic call. Particularly on autumn migration, this tiny warbler is prone to vagrancy
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation