Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans   [Pallas, 1764]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae
BTO Codes: , SUBWA EURING No: 12650
Number in Britain: 11 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: cantillans (S), albistriata (V), moltoni recorded in Britain (of 4 subsp. in the world)
Length: 12 cm Wingspan: 17 cm Weight: M/F: 11 g    
Scientific name from: L.: silva=a wood and L.: cantillare=to warble
World Distribution: BREEDS: Mediterranean, WINTERS: south to n Africa & Arabia
Habitat: Open woodland, scrub, bushy pasture
Diet: Insects, also fruit, mostly in scrub
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Records and Distribution

First Record: St Kilda, 1894 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 536 Summary of Records by Year
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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh: Telor Brongoch
Danish: Hvidskægget sanger Dutch: Baardgrasmus
Finnish: Rusorintakerttu French: Fauvette passerinette
German: Bartgrasmücke Hungarian: Vörhenyes poszáta
Icelandic: Kampasöngvari Irish: Ceolaire Fo-Alpach
Italian: Sterpazzolina Norwegian: Rødstrupesanger
Polish: Pokrzewka wasata Portuguese: Toutinegra-carrasqueira
Spanish: Curruca rabilarga Swedish: Rödstrupig sångare

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