French: Pouillot des Canaries German: Kanarenzilpzalp Spanish: Mosquitero canario
Other common names:
Phyllopneuste rufa canariensis
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. canariensis
(Hartwig, 1886) – W Canary Is (La Palma, Hierro, Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria).
P. c. exsul
E. J. O. Hartert, 1907 – Lanzarote, in NE Canary Is (probably extinct).
12–14 cm. A medium-sized, rather plain-looking leaf-warbler with short wings. Nominate race has whitish supercilium and thin eyering, contrasting dark eyestripe, olive-... read more
Call (nominate race) a sharp and clear “hwit”, “huit”, “huii... read more
Nominate race occurs in gardens, bushes, edges of cultivation, scrub, pine (Pinus) forest... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on a variety of insects, usually of small size, and also on nectar of plants including Isoplexis canariensis, Canarina... read more
Season end Jan to Jun. Nest made mostly from grasses, flower petals, dry leaves, plant fibres, animal hair and feathers, placed in tree or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Nominate race is common and widespread, with population estimated at between 100,000 and 150,000 pairs. Race exsul confined... read more
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