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Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

BTO 2

AP

BTO 5

ARCWA

Euring 5

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


In the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland, the Arctic Warbler is a very rare migrant with around five records per year on average. It is most likely to occur from August to October. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it only occurs as a rare migrant, and is not globally threatened.

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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.


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Arctic Warbler

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • he male will defend his territory through song and wing twitching displays
  • The Arctic Warbler was first described in 1858 by Johann Heinrich Blasius, a German zoologist

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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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