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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Garden Warbler

 

 

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Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

 

  • Garden Warbler
  • Sylvia borin
  • UK: Passage visitor, migrant breeder. Arrives late-April - May, leaves mid- July, Continental migrants seen Aug - Sept
  • UK: 190,000 pairs (summer). BTO
  • WI: Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year). Singing have been males heard, but there are no breeding records
  • Breeds: West Asia, Europe
  • Winters: Central & Southern Africa
  • Habitat: Forest edge, glades, deciduous & mixed woodland edges, towns (prefers open areas near trees)
  • Very plain warbler, mainly brown-grey above and whitish below, mostly hides in scrub cover
  • Diet: Berries, summer insects
  • Listen to a Garden Warbler (RSPB site)

 

Garden Warbler records in the Western Isles

Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
Singing have been males heard, but there are no breeding records
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the bird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

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