Marmora's Warbler

These are small, long tailed, large-headed birds, overall very similar to their close relatives in thr Dartford Warbler group. Marmora's Warblers are grey above and below, lacking the brick-red underparts of the Dartford Warbler. Adult males have darker patches on the forehead and between the eye and the pointed bill. The legs and iris are red. The song is a fast rattle. Immature birds can be confused with young Dartford Warblers, which are also grey below, but Marmora's have a paler throat. Their iris is dark.

The Marmora's Warbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Marmora's Warbler, Sylvia sarda, is a typical warbler, genus Sylvia. It breeds on Mediterranean islands, typically including Corsica and Sardinia. The smaller Balearic Islands subspecies is increasingly given specific status as Balearic Warbler, Sylvia balearica. These two seem to form a superspecies which in turn groups with Tristram's Warbler and the Dartford Warbler (Helbig 2001, Jønsson & Fjeldså 2006). They are generally resident but some birds migrate south to winter in north Africa. More

The Marmora's Warbler is an Old World warbler in the typical warbler genus Sylvia. It breeds on Mediterranean islands, including Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands. The smaller Balearic race is sometimes given specific status as Balearic Warbler, Sylvia balearica. This species is mainly resident but some birds migrate south to winter in north Africa. This is a rare vagrant to northern and western Europe. More

Marmora's Warbler breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country): France Italy show section Products featuring Marmora's Warbler (6) BWPi DVD-ROM 2.0 (DRBWP: £135.95) iDentify European Birds (disk only - mp3 player required) (AGDE: £38.95) CD-ROM Guide to Rarer British Birds (CRRB: £19. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Marmora's Warbler is classed as Mega: species which have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. More

several Marmora's Warblers were seen feeding on the open area immediately to the right of the pines We managed to find a small flock of 3-4 Marmora's Warblers that were feeding in open close to the track, just a few hundred metres beyond the two big rocks, just in front of a few pines that can be found on the left side of the track. More

Marmora's Warbler at Knokke-Heist, Belgium, in May 1997 Dutch Birding Author Vincent Legrand - Gunter De Smet Language Dutch Magazine Dutch Birding, vol. 24, no. 5, 2002 Page 261 - 267 Contents Original title in Dutch: Sardijnse Grasmus te Knokke-Heist, Belgi More

Marmora's Warbler in Spain Photo of Marmora's Warbler Population and distribution of Marmora's Warbler in Spain News and information on Marmora's Warbler in Spain English-Spanish-Catalan translation of Marmora's Warbler * Marmora's Warbler : curruca sarda : tallareta sarda : Sylvia sarda * Birds in Spain guide * Birds in Spain news * Rural tourism and accommodation guide to Spain More

Marmora's Warbler is subtly, yet distinctly different to Balearic Warbler. In plumage it is greyer, notably on the throat, highlighting small white submoustachial stripes, and structurally it is larger and longer winged. Call and song also differ. Marmora's Warbler - Marmora's Warbler, Sylvia sarda, France, Porquerolles island�(mediterranean coast) 22 april 2004 © Claude Moyon Rare inland. The ringers and birders are: P. Miguet, R. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Sylvia
Species : sarda
Authority : Temminck, 1820