Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides   [Sundevall, 1837]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae
BTO Codes: , GSHWA EURING No: 12930
Number in Britain: 9 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: viridianus (S), plumbeitarsus (V) recorded in Britain (of 2 subsp. in the world)
Length: 10 cm Wingspan: 18 cm Weight: M/F: 8 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: phullion=a leaf + skopos=a watcher and Gr.: trokhilos=a bird mentioned by Aristotle + L.: -oides=resembling
World Distribution: BREEDS: ne Europe, n&c Asia, WINTERS: s Asia
Habitat: Open forest, birch scrub
Diet: Mostly small arthropods, picked off vegetation or in flight
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Lincolnshire, 1896 (Dean, A.R. 1985. British Birds 78:437-451)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 441 Summary of Records by Year
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Other Names

Has Included Phylloscopus nitidus 
Gaelic: Welsh: Telor Gwrydd
Danish: Lundsanger Dutch: Grauwe fitis
Finnish: Idänuunilintu French: Pouillot verdâtre
German: Grünlaubsänger Hungarian: Zöld füzike
Icelandic: Brumsöngvari Irish: Ceolaire Scothglas
Italian: Luí verdastro Norwegian: Østsanger
Polish: Wójcik Portuguese: Felosa-troquilóide
Spanish: Mosquitero troquiloide Swedish: Lundsångare

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