Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

  • Rodzina: Pozostałe Other
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Las Forest
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Polana Glade, meadow
  • Rozmiar: Wielkości wróbla i mniejszy of the sparrow or smaller
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Green
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Body length: 11-12 cm
Body mass: 7-9 g
Appearance: olive-green back and wings, beige underparts, dark eye-stripe and legs.

In Poland, a common bird found in all the different kinds of forest, as well as parks. Female builds feather-lined spherical nest most often concealed in conifer, or else among creeping perennials. Insects are eaten, occasionally fruits. Specific scientific name from Greek relates to clinking sound of coins, while English name describes call quite realistically. Willow warbler looks similar, but has quite different song and paler legs. Chiffchaffs winter in southern Europe and North Africa.


Descriptions drawing on content of Ptaki Polski (“Birds of Poland”) - a book authored by Andrzej G. Kruszewicz, and published by MULTICO Oficyna Wydawnicza Sp. z o.o.

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