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Olivaceous Warbler
2008-06-15 14:23:04

The Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida), is a warbler formerly considered a single species. It is now recognized as two subspecies, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais opaca, and Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler breeds in south east Europe and the Middle East, and Western Olivaceous Warbler in Iberia and north Africa. Both species are migratory,...

Moussiers Redstart
2008-06-13 22:46:20

The Moussier's Redstart (Phoenicurus moussieri), is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). It is an endemic resident breeder in the Atlas Mountains of northwest Africa. Its habitat is open woodland in rocky areas up to 1800 ft altitude in the mountains. Its...

White-winged Redstart
2008-06-13 22:44:58

The White-winged Redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogastrus), is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Photo Copyright and Credit

Common Redstart
2008-06-13 22:41:34

The Common Redstart or Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), is a summer visitor in Europe. Its winter quarters are in north Africa. The Redstart is common in Great Britain but in Ireland it is very local. It is a bird of the woodlands and open park land. The subspecies P. p. samamisicus is found from the Crimean Peninsula through Turkey, the Middle East, and into Central Asia. In many of its...

Western Crowned Warbler
2008-06-13 22:36:06

The Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis), is a leaf warbler which breeds in Central Asia. It winters in the forests of the Western Ghats. The species has a distinctive crown stripe and two wing-bars. It often moves in small flocks or in mixed hunting parties. The nest is built in a hole, and the typical clutch is four eggs. Photo Copyright and Credit

Greenish Warbler
2008-06-13 22:34:18

The Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides), is a widespread leaf-warbler throughout its breeding range in northeast Europe and northern Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters in India. It breeds in lowland deciduous or mixed forest. This species occurs as a spring or early autumn vagrant in western Europe and is annual in Great Britain. This is a typical leaf-warbler in...

Arctic Warbler
2008-06-13 22:32:19

The Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis), is a widespread leaf warbler in birch or mixed birch forest near water throughout its breeding range in Fennoscandia and northern Asia. It has established a foothold in North America, breeding in Alaska. This warbler is strongly migratory. The entire population winters in southeast Asia. It therefore has one of the longest migrations of any Old World...

Humes Leaf Warbler
2008-06-13 22:30:11

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei), is a small leaf warbler which breeds in the mountains of central Asia from the Hindu Kush and Karakoram east and north to the Tien Shan in China and the Altay Mountains in Mongolia. This warbler is migratory and winters mainly in India. It also occurs in western Europe in October, despite an 1800 mile distance from its natural breeding grounds. This is...

Yellow-browed Warbler
2008-06-13 22:28:09

The Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus), also known as Inornate Warbler, is a leaf warbler which breeds in Asia east from the Urals to China. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters in southeast Asia. It also occurs in western Europe in late September and October, despite an 1800 mile distance from its breeding grounds. This is an abundant bird of lowland and mountain...

Pallass Leaf Warbler
2008-06-13 22:25:45

The Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus), is a leaf warbler which breeds in southern Siberia, Mongolia and parts of Tibet and China. It is strongly migratory and winters in subtropical Asia. This bird also occurs as far as western Europe in late October and November, despite an 1800 mile distance from its natural breeding grounds. This is a bird of coniferous mountain woodlands....

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