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Western Bonelli's Warbler

Phylloscopus bonelli

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

IW

BTO 5

BONWA

Euring 5

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Western Bonelli's Warbler is a very rare migrant in the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland with two records per year on average. It is most likely to occur in August and September. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it occurs as a very rare migrant, and is not globally threatened.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Western Bonelli's Warbler: This small leaf warbler is grey-brown above, white below with a yellow-green rump and diffuse, white-grey eyebrow. Small, buff-brown and grey bill, and pink-brown legs. Medium length black-grey wings have yellow-olive edging to feathers. Medium length tail has some yellow-olive edging to feathers.


Range and Habitat

Western Bonelli's Warbler: Very rare vagrant in the UK & Ireland with less than ten records per year on average. It has occurred in many regions of the UK, and is most likely to be seen during the months of August, September, and October. Breeds in north Africa and southwest and central Europe east to Austria. Spends winters in the western Sahal area of Africa. This species prefers gardens and a variety of forested habitats.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Xeno-Canto Sound

Western Bonelli's Warbler P1

  • Title: Western Bonelli's Warbler P1
  • Recordist: Patrik Aberg
  • Description: Song is a series of short trilled phrases.
  • Location: se
  • Date: "August 15, 2016"

Western Bonelli's Warbler R1

  • Title: Western Bonelli's Warbler R1
  • Recordist: Tero Linjama
  • Description: Call is a repeated "tuiit".
  • Location: ma
  • Date: "August 15, 2016"

Voice Text

"tuiit", "swee-eet", "pe-wee-oo"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • One of the most common leaf-warblers in Central and Southern Europe in pine and birch woods.
  • Their name derives from the Italian ornithologist Franco Andrea Bonelli.
  • They are an annual fall vagrant to the British Isles.

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