Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Western Bonelli's Warbler, Merzouga, Morocco, April 2014 - click for larger image Merzouga, Morocco
April 2014

Western Bonelli's Warbler P. bonelli has been split from Eastern Bonelli's Warbler P. orientalis largely on the basis of vocal differences however, some authorities do not accept the split.

Western Bonelli's Warbler breeds in south-west Europe and north-west Africa and winters in West Africa. It is found in a variety of woodland and in bushy savanna.

Western Bonelli's Warbler, Merzouga, Morocco, April 2014 - click for larger image It is slightly smaller than a Willow Warbler P. trochilus with a yellowish rump and whitish underparts. The primaries and tail feathers are edged pale yellow-green and it has a pale eyering.

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