French: Pouillot fitis German: Fitis Spanish: Mosquitero musical
Europe = England
Subspecies and Distribution
P. t. trochilus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Ireland, Britain and S Sweden S to N Spain and C & NW France, E to S Poland and Romania (Carpathian Alps); winters in W Africa.
P. t. acredula
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Scandinavia (except S Sweden) and C & E Europe E to C Siberia (E to R Yenisey, S to W Sayan Range); winters in Africa S of Sudan.
P. t. yakutensis
Ticehurst, 1935 – C & E Siberia (R Yenisey E to R Anadyr, S to N Sayan Range); winters in E & S Africa.
11–12·5 cm; 6·3–14·6 g. A medium-sized, slender leaf-warbler with long primary projection, fairly long and pointed bill, rather plain but... read more
Call a soft disyllabic “hooeet” or “huuitt”, similar to that of P.... read more
Breeds in deciduous and mixed forests in which birch (Betula) largely predominates, but... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects and their eggs and larvae; some plant material. Diet includes mayflies (Ephemeroptera), damselflies (Odonata), stoneflies (... read more
Apr–Jul; Jun–Jul in NW Siberia; normally single-brooded, but second broods not unknown. Male frequently polygamous,... read more
Migratory; all populations winter in Africa S of Sahara, with small numbers W & C Ethiopia, SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to locally abundant. European breeding population estimated to be in excess of 34,000,000 pairs, most of which (24,000,000) in... read more
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