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This photograph illustrates the distinctiveness of the birds wing bars and eye stripe. Note the pale legs and dark wings with yellowish edges and white central feathers.

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus
Similar Species
Yellow-browed Warbler (Rare)
Long cream eye stripe
Two pale wing bars
Very small bird
White wing tips
Greenish-brown upperparts
Warbler Menu
Broad black stripe with bright orange crown
Yellow on side of neck
Broad black eye stripe
'V' shaped wingbar
Orange at base of bill
Yellow-browed Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler identification points
Greenish-brown with pale underparts
Small warbler
Long cream eye stripe
Two pale wing bars
White wing tips
Adult Male and Female
Identifying a Yellow-browed Warbler
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With a good view the Yellow-browed Warbler is easy to identify, however when glimpsed in the tree tops it can be mistaken for other Warblers such as the rare Pallas's Warbler, or even a Firecrest. Note the slightly mottled appearance of the face.
Identifying a Yellow-browed Warbler
Note the dark wings with pale edges and the dark tail. Also note the greenish edged flight feathers giving the appearance of a green wing panel, very prominent in good light.
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A rare passage visitor to Europe with around 300 sightings per year in the UK, although in some exceptional years (1985, 2016) numbers may reach 1000 or more. The number of birds recorded in the UK has been increasing in recent years. The Yellow-browed warbler usually arrives in the UK during the Autumn and most of the birds that visit the UK are 1st Winter birds on their way to Western Europe.
Open forest and scrub. On migration it will feed in any cover it can find although it appears to have a preference for Willow and Sycamore. During the breeding season in Siberia it favours  deciduous and mixed woodland.
The Yellow-browed Warbler is a strongly marked bird with distinctive wing bars and eye stripe. A centimeter smaller than a Chiffchaff it is a small bird not much bigger than a Firecrest, with which it can be easily confused if seen briefly.

The Yellow-browed Warbler usually feeds high in the tree canopy making it a difficult bird to see, usually bringing attention to itself by it's constant call.
Order: Passeriformes

Family: Phylloscopidae

Genus: Phyllosccopus

Species: P. inornatus
Nice close shot of a Yellow-browed Warbler.