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The Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) is of the family Phylloscopidae which is in the genus Phylloscopus. This small insectivorous species of leaf warbler is a summer resident from mid March to October which breeds in the northern and temperate regions of Eurasia. In the autumn it migrates south to spend the winter in the Mediterranean Basin, sub Saharan Africa and southwestern Asia. Small numbers also overwinter in northwest Europe.
There are several subspecies recognised including, Common Chiffchaff (P. c. collybita), Scandinavian Chiffchaff (P. c. abietinus) and Siberian Chiffchaff (P. c. tristis).Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Monday, 15 April 2013
COMMON CHIFFCHAFF (Phylloscopus collybita subspecies P. c. collybita) The Kybe Pond, Skerries, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, Birds of Ireland, Co. Dublin, Common Chiffchaff, Fingal, Ireland, March, Phylloscopus collybita, Skerries, The Kybe Pond, warblers