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Rüppell's Warbler
Sylvia rueppelli

Map of the common names


Description
Small warbler (L 13 cm). Male unmistakable has dark-mottled throat and forehead with pronounced submoustachial stripe. Relatively common in maquis, often among juniper and pines, also in oak forest with dense undergrowth. Food taken chiefly comprises insects and berries. Migrant.


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The main threats to the species are the destruction, fragmentation and degradation of its habitat throughout its range, as a result of agricultural intensification, afforestation, urban development and fires.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
3,000 / 10,000 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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