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Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Red Status

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Wood Warbler is a summer resident in various parts of the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland. It has a "Red" status because of recent sharp declines in its population.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Wood Warbler: Small bird with grey-olive upperparts, white belly and vent, and yellow breast. Throat and face are yellow with a yellow eyebrow and grey-olive line through the eye. Long wings and tail are dark grey with yellow-olive edging. Brown-pink legs and feet, and orange-yellow and grey bill.


Range and Habitat

Wood Warbler: Summer breeder in the UK & Ireland. Birds can be seen from spring through summer when they migrate to tropical Africa. Widely found in Britain in upland forest areas in the west. Less common in Ireland where they are seen mostly the north and east. Habitat is comprised of deciduous forest.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Jean Roche Sound

Wood Warbler 4

  • Title: Wood Warbler 4
  • Description: Song builds into a trilled "zip-zip-zipzipvurrur".
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Wood Warbler 3

  • Title: Wood Warbler 3
  • Description: Typical song.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Wood Warbler 5

  • Title: Wood Warbler 5
  • Description: Call is a repeated"pew".
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Jean Roche Similar Sounding

Red-breasted Flycatcher 3

  • Title: Red-breasted Flycatcher 3
  • Description: Song is a mix of warbles and whistles.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Willow Warbler 4

  • Title: Willow Warbler 4
  • Description: Song is a series of soft warbles.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Voice Text

"zip - zip - zip - zip - zip-zip-zip-zipzipzipzipzvurrur", "pew-pew-pew-pew-pew", "pew", "whit-whit-whit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Wood Warbler is widespread and numerous in decidous forests in Europe. It reaches its highest densities in the UK in the western oak woods of Wales.
  • This bird is a summer visitor to the United Kingdom, seen generally from April until August.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

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UpperpartsX
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Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
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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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