Wood Warbler - Fluiter

Wood Warbler


Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk


20 May 2004, NP de Hoge Veluwe Ge


20 May 2004, NP de Hoge Veluwe Ge

A regular breeder in The Netherlands, though only in mature (=old) beech forests, mostly found in the east of the country. In the west (where I live) we only see and hear it during the migration period, although there may be breeding birds in our area just here and there.

  Wood Warbler  -  Fluiter  Phylloscopus sibilatrix   adult male;  videograbs (20x).
  NP de Hoge Veluwe Ge, The Netherlands, 20 May 2004.

The song of Wood Warbler is a distinctive triller, made up of an approach of (here) 19 accelerating tsss tones, followed by a rapid triller of (here) 24 tones in about 1.4 seconds. This as a whole is repeated over and over, every now and then interspersed with a series of 10 mellow piuuu tones. On the sonogram both types are given and the link starts the song from which this sonogram was taken.



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