Name: Chiffchaff

Scientific name: Phylloscopus collybita

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A small warbler, about 11cm long. Chiffchaff are birds of woodland, scrub, parks and gardens. They are dull green above and pale yellow below, with an off white belly and a short eyebrow stripe. They sing a simple 'chiff chaff chiff chaff' song from the the tree canopy.

How to identify: Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff are both very similar olivey coloured warblers. Best identified by their song (famously Chiffchaff sing 'chiff chaff chiff chaff'). Willow Warblers have pale legs, while Chiffchaff legs are dark grey.

Where: Widespread, mostly as a summer visitor

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Chiffchaff nest on the group, hidden amongst brambles or nettles.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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