Local Names (Spain): Curruca carrasqueña ("Carrasquan Warbler")
Featured Subspecies: Sylvia cantillans cantillans
The Subalpine Warbler is a migratory species found throughout the Mediterranean which Winters primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its colour resembles that of a Dartford Warbler, but on a more classic warbler frame, with the distinctive feature being a little white moustache on the males. The individuals I saw seemed to associate with rocky and scrubby riverside habitats, and usually seemed to present in male-female pairs, but obviously this may vary with the time of year and will likely not always be true.
Subspecies: S. c. cantillans, S. c. albistriata, S. c. albistriata
- Sighting Locations -
SPAIN - Locally common Summer Resident- MADRID 2016 TRIP: Pair seen at El Pardo, fairly abundant at Monfrague National Park (a number of pairs seen)
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List