Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Olive-tree Warbler (Hippolais olivetorum) - HBW 11, p. 637

French: Hypolaïs des oliviers German: Olivenspötter Spanish: Zarcero Grande

Taxonomy: Salicaria olivetorum Strickland, 1837, Zakinthos, Ionian Islands, Greece.
Sister-species of H. languida, the two being fairly close to the sister-species pair formed by H. polyglotta and H. icterina. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds, mostly near coasts, from Croatia S to Greece and from extreme SE Romania and E Bulgaria S to W & S Turkey, also N Israel; non-breeding E & S Africa.