Booted Warbler

Iduna caligata (MHK Lichtenstein, 1823) DM BOOWA 12561
Family: Passeriformes > Acrocephalidae

Booted Warbler, Yoav Perlman

This undistinguished medium-sized warbler normally winters in India, but is a rare annual visitor from Russia.

Scottish and east coast records tend to fall in the autumn (August to September), while south coast birds show a wider spread across the year.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
753 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
753 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Booted Warbler is a rare vagrant typically recorded in September and October.

Weekly occurence of Booted Warbler from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.

Foreign locations of birds ringed or recovered in Britain & Ireland

Foreign locations of Booted Warbler ringed or recovered in Britain & Ireland
Encountered in: Winter (Nov-Feb); Spring (Mar-Apr); Summer (May-Jul); Autumn (Aug-Oct)


Lifecycle and body size information about Booted Warbler, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Telor Bacsiog
Catalan: busqueta asiàtica
Czech: sedmihlásek malý
Danish: Lille Gulbug
Dutch: Kleine Spotvogel
Estonian: väike-käosulane
Finnish: pikkukultarinta
French: Hypolaïs bottée
German: Buschspötter
Hungarian: kis geze
Icelandic: Glapsöngvari
Italian: Canapino asiatico
Latvian: klusais kaukis
Lithuanian: mažoji tošinuke
Norwegian: Tartarsanger
Polish: zaganiacz maly
Portuguese: felosa-calçada
Slovak: sedmohlások malý
Slovenian: mali vrtnik
Spanish: Zarcero escita
Swedish: stäppsångare

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