Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Code 4

ARWA

Code 6

PHYBOR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Arctic Warbler has a large estimated breeding range of more than three million square kilometers. This includes forests, often near water, in Scandinavia, much of Russia, Japan, parts of Alaska, and northern Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China. It winters in tropical forests and gardens in southeastern Asia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. This species has an estimated global population of around 30 million individuals. At the current time, there aren't any serious concerns regarding the Arctic Warbler. Due to its extensive range and population, it has a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Arctic Warbler: Medium-sized, active warbler with stout bill, olive-green back, olive-brown sides, and white throat and belly. Dark eye-lines contrast with pale yellow eyebrows curving upward behind eyes. Wings have faint pale bar on tips of greater coverts. Tail is square. Pale yellow legs, feet.


Range and Habitat

Arctic Warbler: Occurs in Fennoscandia and northern Asia, and is also established in North America, where they breed in Alaska. They migrate to Southeast Asia for the winter, having the longest migration route of any Old World insectivorous bird. Preferred habitats include birch woods, willow thickets, mixed coniferous-deciduous open forests, and grassy tundra.

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Arctic Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Arctic Warbler A1

"Zit" calls followed by rapid, trilled song.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

" zick-zick-zick", "dzik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Arctic Warbler was first described in 1858 by Johann Heinrich Blasius, a German zoologist.
  • The male will defend his territory through song and wing twitching displays.
  • One was observed evading a falcon by landing near people.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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