Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. A very small agile warbler, often flicking its wings when searching in the foliage. Very similar to Hume’s Leaf Warbler but with more contrastingly coloured plumage and a different call.
Where in Kuwait
It is not shy, but its arboreal life style makes it difficult to observe as it is almost constantly in motion. It is found in similar habitats to the other small warblers and chiffchaffs and there are no sites where it is certain. It has been seen in the Jahra area, as well as far west at Al Abraq
In the world
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and breeds in temperate Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters mainly in tropical southeast Asia. The only real possibility of confusion is with the similar-looking Hume's Leaf Warbler, which in the limited area of overlap has duller colours, a faint second wing bar and dark legs and lower mandible
Habitat loss and degradation