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1(Also Pallas' warbler, Pallas's leaf warbler, Pallas's willow warbler) a very small warbler, Phylloscopus proregulus (family Sylviidae), native to central Asia with predominantly olive-green plumage and a pale crown stripe.
2(More commonly Pallas's grasshopper warbler) a small warbler, Locustella certhiola (family Sylviidae), native to central and eastern Asia and resembling the grasshopper warbler L. naevia, with predominantly olive-brown plumage but white-tipped tail feathers and a brownish rump.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Seebohm (1832–1895), ornithologist.
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