Hippolais polyglotta (Vieillot, 1817)
Family: Passeriformes > Acrocephalidae
Recalling a heavy-set juvenile Willow Warbler, Melodious Warbler is a scarce migrant in spring and autumn from breeding grounds located in south-western Europe.
A few dozen individuals are reported from Britain & Ireland in most years, with the south-west taking the lion's share of these.
Melodious Warbler identification is often difficult.
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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 is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in breeding season||3|
|% occupied in breeding season||0.1|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Melodious Warbler is a rare passage migrant, typically appearing in late spring and in early autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Melodious 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.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: ME | 5-letter code: MELWA | Euring: 12600|
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