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Barred Warbler

A winter visitor to the east coast of Britain but much rarer further west here in Dorset.

Photograph by: 
Portland Bird Observatory

There are no nature notes for this species 



Common Name Barred Warbler
Scientific Name Sylvia nisoria
Species Group Birds Warblers
Status Rare
Interest Level
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A large warbler with a dark grey head and back and streaked light grey underparts 

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

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Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Birds Warblers