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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Yellow-browed Warbler

Hebrides bird sightings -  Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler

(Inornate Warbler)

Phylloscopus inornatus

Photography © Anthony Drake
Laxdale Cottage - Losgantir - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
7th October, 2007

 

Our Yellow-browed Warbler photographs

Yellow- browed Warbler
 Yellow-browed Warbler

 

 

  • Yellow-browed Warbler
  • Phylloscopus inornatus
  • UK: 320 annual records BTO
  • WI: Scarce autumn visitor (Very small numbers each year)
  • Breeds: North & Central Asia, Russia (UK is 3000km from it's breeding grounds! )
  • Winters: South-East Asia
  • Habitat: Mountain & lowland woodland, open forest, scrub, usually in tree canopy
  • Diet: Mostly insects
  • One of the smallest warblers. Greenish upperparts, off-white below, prominent double wing bars and long supercilia (eyebrow). Pale legs. Highly active -constant motion, not shy
  • Similar birds: Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler (single wing-bar, dark legs), Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff

 

The BTO records figure includes occurences of Phylloscopus humei (Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler AKA Hume's Leaf Warbler)

 

Yellow-browed Warbler records in the Western Isles

Scarce autumn visitor (Very small numbers each year)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 

The chart below shows how abundant the Yellow-browed Warbler is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

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