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Photo by okan kocyigit
Location: Denizli, Turkey
Phylloscopus orientalis

Rhadina orientalis


  • Grey-green back
  • Green rump and wings
  • White underparts
  • Small pointed bill
  • Brown legs


Breeding in the Balkans, Turkey, Levant and the Middle East. Winters to Sudan.

Photo by lior kislev
Holand park, Eilat, Israel, March 2012


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly considered conspecific with Western Bonelli's Warbler; with this and Wood Warbler, sometimes separated into the genus Rhadina.


Maquis, wooded scree, desert areas with trees and bushes and parks.



The diet includes insects.


Photo by CactusD
Ipsilou Monastery, Lesvos, April 2011

It is a ground nester. The clutch consists of 4-6 eggs.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Wikipedia

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