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Birds by name
Conservation status: Green
A distinctive greyish warbler, the male has a black cap, and the female a chestnut one. Its delightful fluting song has earned it the name 'northern nightingale'. Although primarily a summer visitor birds from Germany and north-east Europe are increasingly spending the winter in the UK.
Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)
Best looked for in woodland, parks and gardens with plenty of trees and shrubs. In winter will readily come into gardens.
Breeding birds arrive in April and May, leaving in September and October. Some European birds winter in the UK, largely in England.
Insects and berries.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Mathias Ritschard, Xeno-canto