- Curruca deserticola
12 cm (4¾ in)
- Bluish-grey head, upperparts and upper wing-coverts
- Pale eye
- Reddish-brown underparts
- Black-tipped yellowish bill
- Pale eye-ring
- C. d. maroccana:
- C. d. deserticola:
- Algeria (Atlas Saharien and Aurès ) and adjacent Tunisia
Breeds in dry scrub, bare mountain slopes and heaths with scattered trees. Occurs at heights between 1000–2500 m.
The have a long tail, often held erect.
Their diet consists mostly of small arthropods, such as caterpillars, worms, ants and beetles.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
- Collins Bird Guide app
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Tristram's Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Tristram%27s_Warbler
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