Bird, bug, butterfly and a wild variety of photos from Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain by Irish wildlife photographer Patrick J. O'Keeffe and invited guests

Thursday 8 April 2021

SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Phylloscopus collybita subspecies P. c. tristis) on 06-04-2021 at The Mill Pond, Skerries Mills, Skerries, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland


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 The Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 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