French: Pouillot de Bonelli German: Berglaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero papialbo
SW & C Europe from Iberian Peninsula N to France and S Germany, occasionally farther N#R, and E to Austria, Slovenia and Italy, also in NW Africa from N Morocco E to NW Tunisia. Winters in W African Sahel zone from S Mauritania and Senegal E to N Nigeria, N Cameroon and Chad.
11·5 cm; 7–11·5 g. A medium-sized, pale brown, plain-faced leaf-warbler with bright rump and bright fringes of wing and tail feathers. Has generally pale... read more
Song, from within tree canopy and while actively moving, given during spring migration and breeding... read more
Breeds in warm deciduous woodland comprising oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), beech... read more
Food and feeding
Food generally small insects and other invertebrates, including aphids (Aphidoidea), moths (Lepidoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), flies (Diptera... read more
End Apr to Aug; one brood, exceptionally two. Monogamous. Territorial. Pair formation begins with female entering male’s territory... read more
Migratory. All populations move S to spend non-breeding season in narrow acacia belt along S edge... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or locally common. One of the commonest or most widespread of the leaf-warblers in C & S Europe in pine and birch woods. Total population... read more
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