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Western Bonelli's warbler

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Phylloscopus
Higher classification  Rhadina
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Phylloscopidae
Scientific name  Phylloscopus bonelli
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bird, Melodious warbler, Subalpine warbler, Eastern Bonelli's warbler, Leaf warbler

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Western Bonelli's warbler is a "warbler" in the leaf warbler genus Phylloscopus. It was formerly regarded as the western subspecies of a wider "Bonelli's warbler" species, but as a result of modern taxonomic developments, this species is now usually considered to be two species:

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  • Western Bonelli's warbler, Phylloscopus bonelli, which breeds in south west Europe and north Africa
  • Eastern Bonelli's warbler, Phylloscopus orientalis, which breeds in south east Europe and Asia Minor

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    The breeding ranges of the two species do not overlap; while their appearance and songs are very similar, the calls are completely different (see below). They also show marked difference in mtDNA sequence.

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    The species is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a rare vagrant in Northern Europe.

    The genus name Phylloscopus is from Ancient Greek phullon, "leaf", and skopos, "seeker" (from skopeo, "to watch"). The English name and the specific bonelli are for the Italian ornithologist Franco Andrea Bonelli.

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    Description

    Western Bonelli's warbler is a small passerine bird, found in forest and woodland. 4–6 eggs are laid in a nest on the ground. Like most warblers, western Bonelli's is insectivorous.

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    The adult has a plain grey-green back, green-toned rump and wings and whitish underparts. The bill is small and pointed and the legs brown. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers.

    The western Bonelli's warbler has a browner tinge to the upperparts than eastern Bonelli's warbler; the latter sometimes has a greenish tinge instead. The song is a fast monotone trill, only slightly different from eastern Bonelli's, and also some similarity to wood warbler. The call of the western Bonelli's warbler is a disyllabic hu-it, differing from that of eastern which is a completely different hard chup, reminiscent of a crossbill or a house sparrow.

    References

    Western Bonelli's warbler Wikipedia


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