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Bird name:

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

NP

BTO 5

GSHWA

Euring 5

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Greenish Warbler is a very rare migrant to the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland with nine records per year on average. It is most likely to occur during migration. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it is a rare migrant, and is not globally threatened.

SUMMARY

Overview

Greenish Warbler: Small leaf-warbler, grey-green above, white-grey below. White-buff line above eye reaches forehead. Black-grey line through eye, dainty bill black-grey above, orange below, grey-brown legs. Hint of one white wing bar, medium length wings and tail.


Range and Habitat

Greenish Warbler: Found in northeastern Europe to central Siberia, and south to parts of China, Kazakhstan and India. Winters in Pakistan, India and the Indochina peninsula. A scarce but annual migrant in the UK, where it has been found in many regions, often during fall migration. It can show up in a variety of woodland habitats although it prefers conifers and birches.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chiree-chiree-chiree-chee-chee-witchu-witchu", "chi-wee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • Population in Europe is estimated at 27,000 pairs. This includes 3,000 pairs in Finland, 1,000 pairs in Estonia, and 110 pairs in Sweden.

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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

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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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