Green Warbler

Phylloscopus nitidus (Blyth, 1843) GRNWA 12910
Family: Passeriformes > Phylloscopidae

This extremely rare visitor from central Asia is very similar to its northern neighbour, the similarly-named Greenish Warbler.

The species was added to the British List on the basis of an individual present on St Marys, Isles of Scilly in September and October 1983.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
116 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
116 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


Green Warbler is a very rare autumn vagrant.

Weekly occurence of Green 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.


Lifecycle and body size information about Green 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 Wyrdd
Catalan: mosquiter del Caucas
Czech: budnícek žlutavý
Danish: Grøn Lundsanger
Dutch: Groene Fitis
Estonian: kaspia lehelind
Finnish: kaukasianuunilintu
French: Pouillot du Caucase
German: Wacholderlaubsänger
Hungarian: kaukázusi füzike
Icelandic: Einisöngvari
Italian: Luì nitido
Lithuanian: kaukazine pecialinda
Norwegian: Einersanger
Polish: swistunka kaukaska
Portuguese: felosa-brilhante
Slovak: kolibiarik zelenkavý
Spanish: Mosquitero del Cáucaso
Swedish: kaukasisk lundsångare

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