Brown-and-yellow leaf warbler without a wingbar. Breeds in stony shrubbery, primarily in the high Himalayas and the Trans-Himalaya. Winters throughout the Indian Subcontinent south of the Himalayas, but is most abundant in shrubbery in the northeast Indian plains and in the high Western Ghats. Resembles Sulphur-bellied Warbler, but has a yellower cheek and underparts, and shows little contrast between the eyebrow and the throat. Tickell’s spends less time on or near the ground than Sulphur-bellied, tends to flock, and often participates in mixed-species foraging flocks.