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Melodious Warbler

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Photo by stefano t63  Photo taken: Sepùlveda,  Spain,  April, 2010
Photo by stefano t63
Photo taken: Sepùlveda, Spain, April, 2010
Hippolais polyglotta

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[edit] Identification

12-13cm

Plain brown back and wings, yellow underparts, strong and pointed bill, brown legs.

The sexes are identical.

[edit] Distribution

Southwest Europe and northwest Africa.

Breeds in the western Mediterranean in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. It is expanding its breeding range northwards and has recently bred in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Poland.

Winters in West Africa from the Gambia east to Nigeria and Cameroon.

It is a scarce passage migrant to the United Kingdom and Ireland and is accidental in Scandinavia and Greece.

[edit] Taxonomy

The Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais.

[edit] Habitat

Open woodland with bushes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

3-5 eggs are laid in a nest in a tree or a bush.

[edit] Diet

Diet includes insects and berries.

[edit] Vocalisation

The song is a pleasant babbling


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