Gallery - Warblers: Syviidae
Sylvia Warblers (Sylvia)
Males usually brighter than females. Most have two characteristic notes. Mainly in scrub, low bushes and woodland.
Woodland edge, where undergrowth is thickest, is the summer home of this very plain, rather retiring warbler with a lovely song. It feeds on insects in summer and fruits at other times. It winters in central and southern Africa.
Under 300 individuals are seen each year. Nearly all are first-winter birds observed between mid-August and early November. As a passage migrant in Britian this species is usually found in dense bushes and shrubs in coastal areas.
The Dartford Wabler has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.
Small long-tailed warbler on lowland heaths with heather and gorse, but also in low bushes or open pine woods. Eats insects and spiders.Cup shaped nest is built in low vegetation.
A summer visitor to low, dense cover such as hedges or young plantations with patches of bramble or rose. It feeds mainly on insects. Builds a cup shaped nest in low bushes.
A rather unobtrusive warbler which sings only for a short season. It nests in hedges, bushes and small woodlands with dense cover. It winters mainly in North Eastern Africa.
This warbler eats insects and fruits but will also visit gardens and bird tables. Black caps nest low down in dense vegitation.
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