Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

(S. b. borin, S. b. woodwardi (subspecies uncertain))

Armenian Name: Այգու շահրիկ
Garden Warbler

See Plate 49 for Garden Warbler and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:14 cm, Wing Span:20-24.5 cm
Distribution Map: Map 281.
Description: Stout drab warbler with gray-brown upperparts and off-white underparts. Stout bill, broad square tail. Pale-tipped flight feathers. Gray neck sides.
Similar Species: Blackcap, Barred, Marsh, Reed, Olivaceous, and Icterine Warblers.
Behavior: Rather shy; moves deliberately through vegetation.
Habitat: Dense scrub, deciduous forest, orchards.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup of dry stems in low bush or tree.
Eggs: 20 mm, 4-5, color and markings vary.