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Featured Article: Icterine Warbler

Photo © by the late Jim Wood
Shetland Islands, 23 May 2008


Breeds from Scandinavia and southern Finland east to west-central Russia, (east bank of the Ob river), south to northeast France, southern Germany, Romania and locally northern Balkans, Ukraine, Crimea and region east of Sea of Azov and northern Iran.

Winters to southern Africa.


Open deciduous woodland, including oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), beech (Fagus sylvatica), alder (Alnus), stands of young pine (Pinus) if in mixed woodland, bushes and also parks and gardens, often near water. Also enjoys dense woods with open glades and undergrowth.

Frequents lowlands in north of range, wooded hills and mountain slopes up to 1500 m in south.

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