The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
|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.|
|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.