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Willow warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus


This is a very lively bird, smaller than a sparrow and seen in a small, lively and surprisingly noisy group - not shy at all, they endured my presence for some 20 minutes without trying to hide. Olive green above, and yellowish bellow, with a distinguished yellow sourcil.


Coastal heaths and shrublands in Brittany, another protected zone, in periphery of a well visited village and popular beaches and popular walking paths through shrubland.


I expect this one to be the common European subspecies P. trochilus trochilus; interesting to compare it with another subspecies (P. t. yakutensis) I spotted in Namibia recently (

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Cancale, Bretagne, France

Spotted on Jul 20, 2020
Submitted on Aug 12, 2020

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