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Barred Warbler
Sylvia nisoria

Map of the common names

A large warbler (L 15 cm), pale bellow with dark wavy barring, long tail and heavy bill. Yellow iris characteristic on male. Its movements are slower than other warbler. Barred Warbler prefers open bushy areas with hedges and clearings of woodlands. The food is chiefly insects and fruits. Migrant.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

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

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population :
5,000 / 10,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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