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Bird name:

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

GW

BTO 5

GARWA

Euring 5

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Green Status

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Garden Warbler is a summer resident in much of the the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland. It has a "Green" status because of its large, stable population.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Garden Warbler: Large, plump warbler with brown upperparts that become more grey-brown towards the end of the breeding season. Underparts are buff. There is a faint suggestion of a pale eyebrow and a small patch of grey on the side of the neck. Grey bill is thick and short, legs and feet are grey.


Range and Habitat

Garden Warbler: Common in Wales, England and southern Scotland; in Ireland and northern Scotland it is scarce. Found in mixed and deciduous forests, woodland edges, clearings, and hedgerows. Spends much of its time skulking in undergrowth and shrubs. Spends the winter in southern and central Africa.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Jean Roche Sound

Garden Warbler 3

  • Title: Garden Warbler 3
  • Description: Typical song.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 7, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Garden Warbler 4

  • Title: Garden Warbler 4
  • Description: Alarm call.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 7, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Jean Roche Similar Sounding

Barred Warbler 1

  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Title: Barred Warbler 1
  • Description: Song is a series of musical phrases.
  • Location: uk
  • Date: "February 7, 2011"

Blackcap 3

  • Title: Blackcap 3
  • Description: Song is melodic and warbling.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 7, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Voice Text

"tacc, tacc, tacc"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Garden Warbler's plain colour and skulking habits make it difficult to spot.
  • Despite its name, it is not a common bird in many gardens. It may be found in some mature gardens located next to woods.
  • It may be more closely related to the Blackcap than to any other warbler.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

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RANGE MAP

Range Map for Garden Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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Four-letter (for English common names) and six-letter (for scientific names) species alpha codes were developed by Pyle and DeSante (2003, North American Bird-Bander 28:64-79) to reflect A.O.U. taxonomy and nomenclature (A.O.U. 1998) as modified by Supplements 42 (Auk 117:847-858, 2000) and 43 (Auk 119:897-906, 2002). The list has been updated by Pyle and DeSante to reflect changes reported by the A.O.U from 2003 through 2006.

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To find the ITIS page for a bird species go to the ITIS web site advanced search and report page at http://www.itis.gov/advanced_search.html. You can enter the TSN or the common name of the bird. It will return the ITIS page for that bird. Another way to obtain the ITIS page is to use the Google search engine. Enter the string ITIS followed by the taxonomic ID, for example "ITIS 178041" will return the page for the Allen's Hummingbird.

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