French: Pouillot ibérique German: Iberienzilpzalp Spanish: Mosquitero ibérico
Phylloscopus collybita ibericus
Paul de Arzila, near Coimbra, Portugal
SW France, NW & S Spain and Portugal, and discontinuously in N Morocco, N Algeria and NW Tunisia; winter range not well known, rarely includes NW Africa (principally Tunisia), but main area appears to be farther S, in tropical W Africa (from Senegal E to S Mali, Burkina Faso and N Ghana).
11–12 cm; 7–8·25g. A medium-sized, rather plain-looking leaf-warbler. Has pale supercilium tinged yellowish-green (especially in front of eye), narrow but... read more
Contact note a slightly thin or nasal whistled “piu” or “pew” with downward... read more
The core population, in the northern third of the Iberian Peninsula, is associated with the... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. In Portugal, recorded as hovering while sipping nectar of blue gum trees (Eucalyptus). Diet and foraging behaviour... read more
Little known, but probably not substantially different from P. collybita. Laying mid-Apr to end May; clutch 4–5 eggs,... read more
Migratory. Non-breeding range imperfectly known but it is evidently a trans-Saharan migrant and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. The Spanish population is estimated at between 340,000 and 750,000 pairs. The Portuguese population is within the range of 10,000... read more
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