Birds of Morni: Orphean Warbler

December 11, 2011

Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis) – A small (15 cm) passerine bird found in open deciduous woodland that feeds on insects. The adult males have a plain grey back, dark grey head, white throat and underparts. The bill is long and pointed and the legs black. The male has a  black eye mask and a prominent white iris. Females and immatures have a paler head and brownish tinge to the grey back and white underparts. The iris is dark in young birds.

Orphean Warbler

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