|Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
|Crete & Morocco
The Sardinian Warbler is distributed round the Mediterranean Basin. Some populations are sedentary while others migrate to north Africa during the winter. It is found in a variety of habitats from woodland to scrub mainly on islands or dry coastal areas.
|The male, seen here in photos 1, 2, 4 and 5, has a black
cap, white throat and a reddish-brown eye-ring round a reddish eye. Otherwise it is dark grey above and a lighter grey below. The female, seen in
photo 3, has a grey head and is brownish rather than grey.
It feeds on insects and fruit.
|Photo 6 is of a juvenile bird while photo 7 is a female.|
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