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Adult male, Subspecies conspicillata
Photo by Kevin Wade
Loja Granada, Spain, May 2017
Sylvia conspicillata

Identification

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

Female, Subspecies conspicillata
Photo by Kevin Wade
Loja Granada, Spain, May 2017

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • S. c. orbitalis:
  • S. c. conspicillata:

Two additional subspecies, extratipica and bella are generally considered invalid[2].

Habitat

Desert and coastal scrub, open grassy country with scattered trees, gardens.

Behaviour

Breeding

The nest is hidden in a bush. The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs.

Diet

The diet includes insects.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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