- Wood Warbler
:"This article refers to the Eurasian leaf warbler. For American wood warblers, see
New World warbler."Taxobox
name = Wood Warbler
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
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phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
genus = "
species = "P. sibilatrix"
binomial = "Phylloscopus sibilatrix"
binomial_authority = (Bechstein, 1793)The Wood Warbler "Phylloscopus sibilatrix" is a common and widespread
leaf warblerwhich breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe, and just into the extreme west of Asiain the southern Ural Mountains.
warbler" is strongly migratory and the entire population winters in tropical Africa.
This is a
birdof open but shady mature woodlands, such as beechand sessile oak, with some sparse ground cover for nesting. The nest is built near the ground in low shrub. Like most Old World warblers, this small passerineis insectivorous.
The Wood Warbler is 11-12.5 cm long, and a typical leaf warbler in appearance, green above and white below with a lemon-yellow breast. It can be distinguished from similar
species, like the Chiffchaff"P. collybita" and the Willow Warbler, "P. trochilus " by its yellow supercilium, throat and upper breast, pale tertial edges, longer primary projection, and by its shorter but broader tail.
It has two song types, often (but not always) given alternately; a high-pitched fluid metallic trill of increasing tempo "pit-pit-pitpitpitpt-t-t-ttt" lasting 2-3 seconds, and a series of 3 to 5 descending piping notes of lower pitch "piüü-piüü-piüü". The contact call is a soft piping note, similar to the second song type, but shorter and given singly, "piü".
* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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