The Wet Woodland Bird Survey


Chiffchaff      Phylloscopus collybita

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Appearance A small warbler, olive-brown above, dull buffy white below, with a narrow buff coloured eyestrip. The juvenile is yellower below than the adult.  Size:10.5-11.5cm tall 
Voice The song is a distinct chiff-chaff-chiff-chaff, repeated.  Call is a sharp hueet.
Habitat Heaths, woods and hedges.
Food Insects.
Breeding Habits 4-9 eggs in a domed nest on the ground.   Incubation takes 13-14 days and fledging takes 12-15 days. 
Size:1-2 broods per year; April-May.
Location in Wet Woodland This bird was seen and heard in the stony area and scrubby area.  It was observed in these areas, as they contain plenty of sparse trees from which the chiffchaff can sing.
It was mostly seen and heard singing and calling from tall trees. It was also sometimes seen feeding on insects.


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