Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

(P. t. acredula )

Armenian Name: Գարնանային գեղգեղիկ
Willow Warbler

See Plate 49 for Willow Warbler and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:10.5-11.5 cm, Wing Span:16.5-22 cm
Distribution Map: Map 275.
Description: Small yellowish warbler with medium primary extension and pale brown legs.
Adult: Uniform olive-green above, distinct supercilium and eyestripe, variably yellow below.
Juvenile: Yellower overall.
Similar Species: Eurasian Chiffchaff, Wood, Greenish, and Icterine Warblers.
Behavior: Often occurs in mixed-species flocks on migration. Gives descending song of fluty whistles.
Habitat: Woodland, riverside thickets, reedbeds.
Food: Invertebrates.