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Greenish Warbler

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Photo © by scottishdudeGoa, India, 12 March 2009
Photo © by scottishdude
Goa, India, 12 March 2009
Phylloscopus trochiloides


[edit] Identification

10โ€“11ยท5 cm

  • Greyish-green (or dark green) upperparts
  • Off-white underparts
  • Long supercilium (from bill to nape)

[edit] Similar Species

Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Alok TewariPilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh, India, 28 January 2015
Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh, India, 28 January 2015

It has a single wing bar unlike most similar species, except Arctic Warbler, which is slightly larger and has a thicker bill.

[edit] Distribution

Europe, Africa and Asia
Eastern Europe: Scandinavia : Sweden, Finland, Denmark; Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine
Northern Africa: occurs only in Egypt
Middle East: Turkey, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and Georgia
Asia: Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Andaman, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Korea
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Malay Peninsula

This species occurs as a spring or early autumn vagrant in western Europe and is annual in Great Britain.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P. t. viridanus:
  • P. t. trochiloides:
  • P. t. ludlowi:
  • Western Himalayas (Gilgit and Kashmir to Kumaon); winters to southern India
  • P. t. obscuratus:

Two-barred Warbler and Green Warbler are sometimes included in this species.

[edit] Habitat

Mixed birch woodland and conifer forests, both lowland and montane. Breeds up to heights around 4500 m.

[edit] Behaviour

This warbler is strongly migratory.

[edit] Breeding

It breeds in lowland forests. The nest is on the ground in low shrub.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects.

[edit] Vocalisation

Its song is a high jerky trill.

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Recording by china guy, Sichuan, China, August 2011

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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