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Willow warbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) can adapt to a wide range of woodland habitats which will include lowland forest, Acacia savannah, riverine woodland as well as in parks and gardens.

Distribution: Widespread in Namibia in both woodland and Karoo. Maximum density in the country is the woodland along the Linyati River. Found in all the major parks including Etosha, Kaudom, Mamili and Epupa Falls.

Diet: Trochilus means to twist or swivel, which is an accurate reference to willow warblers twisting round twigs as they forage. Eats mainly small insects.

Description: A small warbler with distinctive pale head stripes. Other features include a small bill and very small, pointed wings. Their high-pitched voice is clear and produces a simple, musical warbling song.

Breeding: Extralimital. Present in Namibia from late September until March/April.

Size: 12cm. Weight: 9g.

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