Garden warbler on elderberry tree

Garden warbler

Garden warblers are fairly nondescript as warblers go, similar to many other warbler species. But what they lack in appearance is more than made up for in their song - a collection of sweet, musical notes that's remarkably similar to that of a blackcap. It's so similar, in fact, that the two species respect the other's territorial boundaries. Garden warblers breed in the woodlands and hedgerows of Europe and Asia. To prepare for the migratory journey to Africa for the winter, garden warblers eat as many berries as they can, often covering themselves in fruit juice.

Scientific name: Sylvia borin

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Garden warbler taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Garden warbler can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, United Kingdom, Wales, Ynys-hir nature reserve. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Garden warbler distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Perching birds
  6. Sylviidae
  7. Sylvia warblers
  8. Garden warbler

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