Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus   [Ticehurst, 1937]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae
BTO Codes: , IBECH EURING No: 13115
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 10 cm Wingspan: 18 cm Weight: M/F: 8 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: phullion=a leaf + skopos=a watcher and after Iberia
World Distribution: Iberia, nw Africa
Habitat: Open forest, scrub
Diet: Insects, some fruit in autumn/winter, occ. Nectar
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Records and Distribution

First Record: London, 1972 (Batten, L.A. 2000. British Birds 93:329-332)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 11 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Lothian (2006),
   North-east England: Northumberland (2004), East Yorkshire (2004),
   North-west England:
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England: Norfolk (2007),
   South-east England: Kent (2001), Greater London (1972), Oxfordshire (2001),
   South-west England: Cornwall (2004), Devon (2007), Dorset (1999), Isles of Scilly (1992),

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Other Names

Split from Phyloscopus collybita
Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Iberisk Gransanger Dutch: Iberische Tjiftjaf
Finnish: French: Pouillot ibérique
German: Iberienzilpzalp Hungarian:
Icelandic: Irish:
Italian: Luí iberico Norwegian:
Polish: Swistunka iberyjska Portuguese: Felosa-ibérica
Spanish: Mosquitero Ibérico Swedish: Iberisk gransångare

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