Arctic warbler perched on a branch singing

Leaf warblers

Leaf warblers include some of the smallest and most active warbler species. Inhabitatants of trees and woody areas, they flit around constantly in the foliage, catching small insects in their slender beaks. Most of the 60 or so species in this group are subtle shades of green and yellow. Several possess prominant wing bars and eye stripes that help set all these similar looking species apart. Some of the most common and familiar leaf warblers are the willow and wood warblers and the common chiffchaff of Europe and Asia.

Scientific name: Phylloscopus

Rank: Genus


The Leaf warblers can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Asia, Europe. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


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


Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Perching birds
  6. Phylloscopidae
  7. Leaf warblers

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