Willow Warbler

Name: Willow Warbler

Scientific name: Phylloscopus trochilus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A small warbler, about 11cm long. Willow Warblers are birds of woodland, scrub, parks and gardens. They are green above and pale yellow below, with an off white belly and eyebrow stripe. They sing a warbling song from amongst the canopy. Willow Warblers a

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: A widespread summer visitor.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Willow Warbler is the commonest summer visitor to this country, with more than two million breeding pairs.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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