Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria) - HBW 11, p. 694
French: Fauvette épervière
Spanish: Curruca Gavilana
Other common names: European Barred Warbler
Taxonomy: Motacilla nisoria Bechstein, 1792, central and northern Germany.
Distinctive, very divergent from all other species in genus. Geographical variation slight and mostly clinal; race merzbacheri intergrades widely with nominate in region of Urals and elsewhere. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nisoria (Bechstein, 1792) - breeds C Europe (N to S Scandinavia and S Finland) E to S Ural Mts and R Ural, S to E Italy, Balkans, N Turkey and N Iran; non-breeding E Africa.
- merzbacheri Schalow, 1907 - breeds SW Siberia and N Kazakhstan E to SE Mongolia, and S locally in C Asian mountains to N Afghanistan and W China (W Xinjiang); non-breeding E Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A young male singing on its perch, Prespa lake, Greece Locality Greece
Paschalis Dougalis 12 May 2012 3 years ago 1 min 5 sec 4.8
A close front view of an adult female Locality New Square, Almaty City, Kazakhstan (ssp merzbacheri)
Askar Isabekov 14 December 2006 8 years ago 9 sec 4.3
An immature in first winter plumage Locality Land's End, Cornwall, England, Great Britain (ssp nisoria)
Greg Baker 30 September 1996 4 years ago 12 sec 3.6
A juvenille bird perched in a bush. Locality Barendrecht, South Holland Province, Netherlands (ssp nisoria)
Yoel Jimenez 4 November 2015 6 weeks ago 23 sec 3.5
Two views of a first winter bird Locality Utsira, Norway (ssp nisoria)
Eric Roualet 2 October 2008 4 years ago 9 sec 3.2
An adult female keeping still with a piece of ice in its bill Locality New Square, Almaty City, Kazakhstan (ssp merzbacheri)
Askar Isabekov 14 December 2006 8 years ago 8 sec 3
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Adult singing male.
Locality Bockhorst Reserve, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (ssp nisoria)
Joerg Asmus 22 May 2015 26 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Mount Nemrut, Adıyaman Province, Turkey (ssp nisoria)
Ken Havard 8 May 2015 35 weeks ago 4.4
a passage migrant in Jeddah
Locality Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
ammadoux 5 May 2010 5 years ago 4.3
Hidden in a bush
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 16 April 2010 5 years ago 4.3
A nest built in a bush containing 4 eggs.
Locality Puegnago sul Garda, Lombardy Region, Italy (ssp nisoria)
Pierandrea Brichetti 1 June 1979 37 weeks ago 4.3
A young male singing on its perch, (video grab).
Locality Small Prespa Lake, West Macedonia Region, Greece
Paschalis Dougalis 12 May 2012 3 years ago 4.3