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Common and Iberian Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbler photo ID guide


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Separating Common Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler is a perennial challenge, particularly in spring when many migrants arrive and begin to establish breeding territories. Add to this the modern awareness that the recently split Iberian Chiffchaff can be present as a cryptic overshoot, occupying a no-man’s land appearance-wise which makes it easily confusable with the other two species, and you have the perfect storm of an ID headache. Fear not – Andy Stoddart is here to help you differentiate between all three with confidence.


I know that I have found this invaluable.



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Very nice ID article.

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