Warblers & Crests (Sylviidae)
Species
Warblers are mainly small, highly active birds with thin, insect-eating bills. They forage amongst vegetation in woods, scrub, marshland and parks and gardens. Mostly they are drably coloured in shades of brown, buff, green and grey. The sexes are generally similar. Many European species are highly migratory.
 
There are about 300 species worldwide. Thirty-six species breed in Europe, and several more are regular or irregular visitors.
 
Species seen but not photographed:
  • Canary Islands Chiffchaff : Tenerife (February 2009)
  • Canary Islands Goldcrest : Tenerife: (February 2009)
  • Cetti's Warbler : Oxon (May 2018)
  • Eastern Olivaceous Warbler : Bulgaria (June 2014)
  • Firecrest : Spain (Nov 2016)
  • Iberian Chiffchaff : Oxon (April 2018)
  • Madeiran Firecrest : Madeira (March 2008)
  • Marsh Warbler : Otmoor (July 2009)
  • Melodious Warbler : France (June 2010)
  • Subalpine Warbler: Croatia (June 2017)
  • Western Bonelli's Warbler : France (April 2013)
  • Zitting Cisticola : Spain (Nov 2016)