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Green Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Bright-green Warbler; Green Leaf Warbler

Photo © by Seyed Babak Mus
Khartouran protected area, Iran, March 2007
Phylloscopus nitidus


10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Long yellow supercilium
  • Brighter green plumage than many other Phylloscopus warblers
  • Single whitish greater covert wingbar


Caucasus to northern Turkey, northern Iran and north-western Afghanistan; winters southern India.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Closely related to Greenish Warbler, and treated as a subspecis of it by some authorities.


Breeds in high altitude oak/beech forests.



Their diet consists mainly of insects, such as beetles, moths, flies, spiders and their larvae.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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