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Bird name:

Barred Warbler

Sylvia nisoria

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

RR

BTO 5

BARWA

Euring 5

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Barred Warbler is a rare passage migrant in the UK with more than 100 records per year on average. It can occur in any woodland or garden habitat but is most likely to occur in migration hotspots. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it only occurs as a casual or rare migrant, and is not a species of conservation importance in Europe.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Barred Warbler: A large, chunky warbler with blue-grey upperparts and white underparts with dark barring. Two, white wing bars on black wings. Tail with white tip. Yellow iris and black bill with pale yellow base. Has slightly crested appearance and is one of the easiest warblers to identify.


Range and Habitat

Barred Warbler: Scarce visitor to UK on passage between breeding grounds in eastern Europe and winter home in Africa. In late summer between 100-200 first winter birds may be seen on south and east coasts of England. Ireland has between 10-20 records each year. Found in mixed forest, open woodland, scrub areas, and towns.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chak-chak", "charr", "tch-tchurr-tchurr"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Barred Warbler may represent an ancient lineage of typical warblers on its own as it does not appear to have any close relatives in the genus.
  • This warbler was one of the birds included in Morris's British Birds, 1891.
  • Its song can be confused with that of Garden Warbler, but it is less melodious.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

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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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