- Sylvia conspicillata
12cm (4¾ in)
- Brown upperparts
- Buff underparts
- Chestnut wing patches
- White throat
- Orangish legs
Adult male: grey head with black lores and white eye ring
Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Europe: France, Corsica, Portugal, Madeira, Spain, Ibiza, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Gomera, Tenerife, Extremadura, Gibraltar, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Yugoslavia, Albania, Crete, Malta
Northern Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, Niger
African Islands: Cape Verde
Middle East: Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq
There are 2 subspecies:
- S. c. orbitalis:
- S. c. conspicillata:
Two additional subspecies, extratipica and bella are generally considered invalid.
Desert and coastal scrub, open grassy country with scattered trees, gardens.
The nest is hidden in a bush. The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs.
The diet includes insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Spectacled Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Spectacled_Warbler