Monday, 14 May 2018

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)

OTHER NAMES: N/A
Latin Etymology: Hippolais (derrived from Greek huplolais - a small bird) icterina ("marked with yellow)
Adult Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina) at Capo Murro di Porco, Sicily, Italy - May 2018

Local Name (Italian): Canapino maggiore ("Greater Melodious Warbler")
Weight: 11-16g
Length: 12.5-14cm
Wingspan: 20-24cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

A close relation of the Melodious Warbler, this is a species found in more to the Easter side of Europe through to Iran.  They are a species of deciduous woodland and winter in southern Africa.  In Sicily they are a passage migrant, and one of the later species to pass through each year. 

Related Species:
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Hippolais
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic 

 - Sighting Locations -
ITALY - A passage migrant
 - SICILY 2018 TRIP - Two passage migrants at Capo Murro di Porco

Further Notes: Arkive, BirdForum OpusIUCN Red List, RSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-canto

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