Icterine Warbler

Icterine Warbler
Scientific classification
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Hippolais
Species: icterina
Binomial name
Hippolais icterina

Icterine Warbler, Hippolais icterina, is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais . It breeds in mainland Europe except the southwest, where it is replaced by its western counterpart, Melodious Warbler. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.

This small passerine bird is a species found in open deciduous woodland with bushes. 4-6 eggs are laid in a nest in a tree or a bush.

This is a medium-sized warbler, similar to Melodious Warbler. The adult has a plain brown back but has a paler wing panel, and yellowish underparts. The bill is strong and pointed and the legs blue-grey. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are paler on the belly.

Like most warblers, Icterine is insectivorous, but will take other small food items including berries.

The song is a fast nasal babbling.

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