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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

Willow Warbler  

Phylloscopus trochilus

Although good numbers of Willow Warbler are captured on migration, we have relatively few recoveries. In recent time for much of our capture we use audio lures and have had relatively good success using these after the breeding season, mostly during August, picking up Autumn migration movements.


Recapture numbers are low.





Records:   2300+ birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group since 1967

                  13 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere

                  2 ringed elsewhere have been recaptured by us.

(Some recoveries are local to the site)

Distance:  ringed: 28-May-1970 Hungerford nr Newbury,

recovered 14-Oct-1970 Rinco De La  Victoria, Malaga, Spain

1649 km 129 days

Longevity: first ringed as an adult female  24-May-1981, last captured 29-Jun-1986

5 years 36 days



The Willow Warbler breeds in temperate Europe and Asia. A migrant, almost all of the population winters in sub-Saharan Africa. Found in mature scrub it is seen seen in almost any habitat on migration. Song is the most reliable way to separate from the similar Chiffchaff. A member of the leaf warbler group of small passerines, all of similar appearance. Most are separated by ringers checking wing formula; we always record this as miss-identifications is not unknown.