16 March, 2013

Common Chiffchaff

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus collybita

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Migratory bird which breeds in open woodlands throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia. Winters in southern and western Europe, southern Asia and north Africa.

Field Notes: Small, nondescript warbler. Olive-grey above, buff below, faint eyestripe. Named for its chiff-chaff song.

Personal Notes: A common little bird, but tough to photograph.

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