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Olive-tree Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by ody
Lagyna,Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2018
Hippolais olivetorum


16–18 cm (6¼-7 in)

  • Heavy bill
  • Flat crown
  • Long wings
  • Heavy legs
  • Brownish-grey back and wings
  • Whitish underparts


Southeast Europe, Africa and the Middle East:
Europe: Croatia, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Corfu, Crete, Bulgaria, Moldova
Africa: Algeria, Egypt
Western Africa: Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
Middle East: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan


This is a monotypic species[1].


Open-canopy oakwoods, olive groves, orchards and almond plantations.


They construct a deep-cup nest from grass, plant stems and twigs. It is placed in a low tree or bush. The clutch contains 3-4 eggs.


They appear to eat insects, with the addition of fruits, berries and figs in the summer.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)
  4. Wikipedia

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