Conservation status: Amber
Willow warblers are small birds with grey-green backs and pale under parts. They have a yellow tinged chest and throat and pale supercillium (the stripe above the eye). They are separated from the very similar chiffchaff by their song. Their population, especially in southern Britain, has undergone a moderate decline over the past 25 years making them an Amber List species.
Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)
Where to see them
Willow warblers are widespread and can be seen in suitable habitat across most of the UK.
When to see them
What they eat
A wide variety of small insects and spiders. Fruit and berries in autumn.
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