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Green Warbler

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Alternative names: Bright-green Warbler; Green Leaf Warbler

Photo © by Seyed Babak MusKhartouran protected area, Iran, March 2007
Photo © by Seyed Babak Mus
Khartouran protected area, Iran, March 2007
Phylloscopus nitidus


[edit] Identification

10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Long yellow supercilium
  • Brighter green plumage than many other Phylloscopus warblers
  • Single whitish greater covert wingbar

[edit] Distribution

Caucasus to northern Turkey, northern Iran and north-western Afghanistan; winters southern India.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Closely related to Greenish Warbler, and treated as a subspecis of it by some authorities.

[edit] Habitat

Breeds in high altitude oak/beech forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mainly of insects, such as beetles, moths, flies, spiders and their larvae.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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