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Tree Warblers
Seveeral Hippolais species.
Seveeral Hippolais species.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Hippolais
H. caligata
H. rama
H. pallida
H. languida
H. olivetorum
H. opaca
H. polyglotta
H. icterina

Tree warblers are medium-sized birds belonging to the genus Hippolais of the Old World warbler family Sylviidae. They occur in Europe, Africa and western Asia.

These warblers are always associated with trees, though normally in fairly open woodland rather than tight plantations. They are quite clumsy in their movements.

These are plump, strong-looking birds with long bills, strong feet and long wing. Most are unstreaked greenish or brownish above and cream or white below. They are insectivorous, but will occasionally take berries or seeds.

Species breeding in temperate regions are usually strongly migratory.

The species are:

  • Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata
    Sykes' Warbler, Hippolais rama
    Western Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida
    Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais opaca
    Upcher's Warbler, Hippolais languida
    Olive-tree Warbler, Hippolais olivetorum
    Melodious Warbler, Hippolais polyglotta
    Icterine Warbler, Hippolais icterina

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