Cetti's Warbler

Name: Cetti's Warbler

Scientific name: Cettia cetti

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 80

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized warbler, about 13cm long. Cetti's Warblers are birds of willow scrub, marshes and nettle beds. They are rich chestnut brown above and greyish below, with a pale throat. They sing from the cover of dense bushes and can be very difficult to spot.

How to identify: A rich brown warbler, with greyish chest and sides of the head and a long, often cocked tail. Best recognised by its fruity, bubbling song.

Where: Resident in the south of England and south Wales.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 80
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Cetti's Warbler is a recent colonist of the UK, never having been recorded in this country before 1961. It first nested here in 1973.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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