Arctic Warbler: Medium-sized, active warbler with stout bill, olive-green back, olive-brown sides, and white throat and belly. Dark eye-lines contrast with pale yellow eyebrows curving upward behind eyes. Wings have faint pale bar on tips of greater coverts. Tail is square. Pale yellow legs, and feet.
Range and Habitat
Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)
The one hundred eighteen families in the taxonomic order PASSERIFORMES (pronounced pas-ser-i-FOR-meez) include a variety of small perching birds such as the leaf warblers as well as larger birds such as the thrushes and jays.
In the Phylloscopidae (pronounced fil-uh-SKOH-puhs-uh-dee) family, there are sixty-nine species in two genera that mostly occur in the Old World.
In Europe, twelve species in one genus of the Phylloscopidae family have occurred. These include very common species like the Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, and rare vagrants like the Yellow-browed Warbler.
Leaf Warblers are active and always in motion. They flick their wings constantly as they move through the trees searching for insects.
Members of the Phylloscopidae are small birds with fairly long legs, and strong feet that suit their arboreal nature. They have thin, short bills.
The Phylloscopidae are mostly dull colored birds that have brown to green upperparts and off-white to yellowish underparts.
The Phylloscopidae occur in forests and scrub across Eurasia, Africa, India, and Asia.
Many species are long distance migrants.
Members of the Phylloscopidae forage for invertebrates by gleaning them from the vegetation of trees and bushes. They often flick their wings as they forage.
In some areas, leaf warblers are listed as threatened because of destruction or loss of its habitat.
Leaf Warblers were included in the Old World Warbler family until 2006.