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- Curruca iberiae
12cm (4¾ in)
- Grey back and head
- Brick-red underparts
- White malar streaks
Female has mainly brown upperparts with a greyer head. Whitish below with a pink flush.
Breeds in the western Mediterranean: from Portugal east to northwestern Italy and south Morocco and east from there to northwestern Libya; winters in the western Sahara, south to Senegal.
This is a monotypic species.
Subspecies inornata is no longer recognized but the population is included in this species.
Western Subalpine Warbler, Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Moltoni's Warbler were formerly considered one species under the name of Subalpine Warbler.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Western Subalpine Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 24 March 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Western_Subalpine_Warbler
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.