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Marmora's Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Chrysophylax
Blorenge, Gwent, Wales, June 2010
Curruca sarda

Sylvia sarda


12·5 cm (5 in)

  • Long tailed
  • Grey upperparts
  • Light grey underparts
  • Greyish-black forehead and lores
  • Pointed bill
  • Red legs and iris


Corsica, Sardinia, Montecristo, Pantelleria, Giannutri and Zembra.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Balearic Warbler.


Open country with thorny bushes and heather.



They nest in a bush, laying 3-5 eggs.


Diet includes insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
  4. Wikipedia

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