Sykes's Warbler

Iduna rama (Sykes, 1832) SYKWA 12562
Family: Passeriformes > Acrocephalidae

Closely related to Booted Warbler – and from which it was only recently separated as a species – this nondescript warbler breeds further south in central Asia. It is a very rare visitor to Britain & Ireland.

The very small number of records suggest that this is an early autumn migrant, reaching our shores from the second half of August. through to early October.

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


99 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
99 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


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 Sykes's 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

Catalan: busqueta de Sykes
Czech: sedmihlásek tamaryškový
Danish: Steppegulbug
Dutch: Sykes' Spotvogel
Estonian: lõuna-käosulane
Finnish: aavikkokultarinta
French: Hypolaïs rama
German: Steppenspötter
Hungarian: perzsa geze
Icelandic: Trjásöngvari
Italian: Canapino di Sykes
Latvian: tamarisku kaukis
Lithuanian: pietine tošinuke
Norwegian: Ramasanger
Polish: zaganiacz afganski
Slovak: sedmohlások svetlobruchý
Spanish: Zarcero de Sykes
Swedish: saxaulsångare

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