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Photo © by peterday
Ouzazate, Morocco, February-2018
Curruca iberiae


12cm (4¾ in)
Adult male

  • Grey back and head
  • Brick-red underparts
  • White malar streaks

Female has mainly brown upperparts with a greyer head. Whitish below with a pink flush.


Breeds in the western Mediterranean: from Portugal east to northwestern Italy and south Morocco and east from there to northwestern Libya; winters in the western Sahara, south to Senegal.

Photo © by Terry 2
Southern Spain, April 2017


This is a monotypic species[1].
Subspecies inornata is no longer recognized but the population is included in this species.

Western Subalpine Warbler, Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Moltoni's Warbler were formerly considered one species under the name of Subalpine Warbler.





  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/

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