Marmora's Warbler (Sylvia sarda) - HBW 11, p. 700
French: Fauvette sarde
Spanish: Curruca Sarda
Taxonomy: Sylvia sarda Temminck, 1820, Sardinia, Italy.
Forms a superspecies with S. balearica; until recently considered conspecific, but differs markedly in voice (both calls and song, and neither species responds to other’s song), structure, size, migratory behaviour and mitochondrial DNA. Genetic studies suggest that both are more closely related to S. deserticola than to S. undata; all four species form a clade, and are part of a larger group that also includes S. conspicillata, S. cantillans, S. melanocephala, S. mystacea, S. rueppelli, and S. melanothorax. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds Corsica and Sardinia and some off-lying islets, also on a few islands off W Italian coast (Capraia, Elba, Pianosa); non-breeding also N Africa (NE Algeria E to NW Libya).
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A first summer male singing and holding territory on moorland in Gwent, Wales, UK from the beginning of June 2010. The 6th recor Locality Wales, Great Britain
Dave Jackson 4 June 2010 2 years ago 31 sec 4
Two views of an adult perched and singing. Locality Bastia, Corsica, France (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 28 July 2008 4 years ago 40 sec 3.7
An adult moving around on a bush with a worm in the bill. Locality Bastia, Corsica, France (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 20 July 2008 4 years ago 44 sec 3.5
in bush with food for young Locality Col de Sorba, Corsica Natural Park, Corsica, France (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 3 June 2005 1 year ago 34 sec 3.3
A male singing briefly. Locality Bastia, Corsica, France (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 20 July 2008 4 years ago 7 sec 3
Recording of a first summer male singing on territory in Gwent. The 6th record of this species for the british Isles Locality Wales, Great Britain
Dave Jackson 4 June 2010 2 years ago 3