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Bird  Pallas's Warbler

Pallas's Warbler - Photo  Copyright 2004 Gary Vause Photo: Gary Vause

UK Safari Tip:
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Latin name: Phylloscopus proregulus

Size: Approximately 90 to 95mms

Distribution: A rare migrant from Asia.

Months seen: October to November

Food: Insects

Habitat: Usually seen in shrubby coastal areas.

Special features: The Pallas's Warbler is a rare  migrant to Britain, turning up in varying numbers each autumn. They should spend the winter in southern China but incredibly some make it to our shores. This arrival is normally associated with easterly winds which carry the birds to the east coast around mid-October to early November.

The key features are the bold eye and crown stripe and the pale lemon yellow rump.

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