French: Hypolaïs obscure German: Isabellspötter Spanish: Zarcero bereber
Other common names:
Western Olivaceous Warbler
E & S Spain, also NW Africa in Western Sahara, much of Morocco, and E along coastal range and N mountains in Algeria and Tunisia (S to S slopes of Atlas) apparently to coastal NW Libya; winters in W Africa from Senegambia E to W Chad.
13·5–15 cm; 9–17 g. A pale Hippolais with fairly long tail, which often looks rather full and with rounded sides when folded; strong legs; very... read more
Song rather well articulated, a mixture of hard, soft, nasal and scratchy notes, phrases vary... read more
Trees and tall bushes in many different habitats: dense gardens, parks, riverine forest, dense tall... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and spiders (Araneae). Recorded items are dragonflies (Odonata), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) and ants (Hymenoptera... read more
Season late Apr to Jun. Nest a well-built cup of plant stems and soft twigs placed in fork of branch, often at 1–4m. Clutch usually 3... read more
Migratory. Non-breeding quarters in W Africa, mainly in Sahel zone from S Mauritania and Senegal E... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Rather common within much of its N African range. More local and scarce in Spain, in particular in N; total population estimated at 5200 pairs; large numbers in... read more
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