Mountain Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus sindianus

(P. s. lorenzii)

Armenian Name: Կովկասյան գեղգեղիկ
Mountain Chiffchaff

See Plate 49 for Mountain Chiffchaff and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:10.5-11, Wing Span:15-21 cm
Distribution Map: Map 277.
Description: Small active warbler with black legs and tiny bill, short primary projection. Brown above and on flanks, long off-white supercilium and blackish eyestripe, lacks yellow, pale narrow tips on primaries in fresh plumage.
Similar Species: Eurasian Chiffchaff.
Behavior: Forages for insects in foliage, often dips tail.
Habitat: Forests, riverside thickets, subalpine meadows.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Domed cup of plants, feathers, horsehair on ground.
Eggs: 15 mm, 4, white, red spots.