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Bird name:

Sardinian Warbler

Sylvia melanocephala

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

VX

BTO 5

SARWA

Euring 5

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Sardinian Warbler is a very rare migrant in the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland with one record per year on average. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it occurrs as a rare migrant, and is not globally threatened.

SUMMARY

Overview

Sardinian Warbler: Small to medium grey warbler, black head, white throat, and red eye ring. White on belly, vent, and outer tail feathers, rest of tail black-grey. Thin, black-grey bill, blue-grey on base of bill. Medium-length, yellow-brown legs. Female brown instead of grey, grey instead of black head, and orange eye ring.


Range and Habitat

Sardinian Warbler: A very rare vagrant to the UK & Ireland with just one record per year on average. This species has occurred in all regions of the UK except for the English Midlands, and may occur most often during spring migration. It prefers scrubby habitats.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"trr", "t-tra, t-tra", "tr-tr-tr"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • European populations are estimated at over 5,800,000 breeding pairs.

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FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

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Michael Oberhofer

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
Outer tail feathersX
The tail feathers farthest from the center.
VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
UnderpartsX

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

FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
4 and 6 letter alpha codesX

The four letter common name alpha code is is derived from the first two letters of the common first name and the first two letters of common last name. The six letter species name alpha code is derived from the first three letters of the scientific name (genus) and the first three letters of the scientific name (species). See (1) below for the rules used to create the codes..

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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ITIS CodesX

The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) was established in the mid-1990 s as a cooperative project among several federal agencies to improve and expand upon taxonomic data (known as the NODC Taxonomic Code) maintained by the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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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Parts of a Standing birdX
Head Feathers and MarkingsX
Parts of a Flying birdX