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Is this a Willow Warbler

Observed: 23rd June 2011 By: acowensacowens’s reputation in Birdsacowens’s reputation in Birds
willowwarbler maybe

Seen in a wooded area of WWT Wales

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Vb3886's picture

It is most likely to be a

It is most likely to be a Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) but is could be a Chiffchaff (P. collybita) which is very similar is appearance and size.

Rob18's picture

best way to tell the

best way to tell the difference is what song it was singing..... so basically if it was going chiff chaff chiaff chaff then its a chiffchaff, but if it was making a different song it must be a willow.

Ray Turner's picture

Primary Projection

In addition to the pointers from ophrys the primary projection looks long to me (though it can’t be seen definitively in this photo), if this were so then this would be a willow.