Chiffchaff, Common


Name: Chiffchaff, Common

Scientific name: Phylloscopus collybita

Type: Warbler

Color: Cream,Grey,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 11cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant and Winter Visitor


It is a middle-sized warbler, uniform dark olive greenish-grey in colour, with a round head and pot-bellied appearance.Yellow in plumage is limited to bend of wing, slight infusion on breast and sometimes under-tail coverts. Supercilium is short, off-white,tinged yellow or buff. A broken eye-ring often seen with dark ear coverts. Legs are black and bill is dark. Frequently dips tail when feeding.

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