Green warbler

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Green warbler
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phylloscopidae
Genus: Phylloscopus
P. nitidus
Binomial name
Phylloscopus nitidus
Blyth, 1843

The green warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus), also known as green willow warbler or green leaf warbler, is a leaf warbler found in the Caucasus Mountains in southeastern Europe.

Like all leaf warblers, it was formerly placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage, but now belongs to the new leaf-warbler family Phylloscopidae.[2][3] The genus name Phylloscopus is from Ancient Greek phullon, "leaf", and skopos, "seeker" (from skopeo, "to watch"). The specific nitidus is from Latin and means "shining".[4]

It is most closely related to the greenish warbler but is brighter in colour, and the underside is much more yellow. It has one strong and one faint wing bar, especially in young birds.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2019) [amended version of 2017 assessment]. "Phylloscopus nitidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T22731553A155615035. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22731553A155615035.en. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  2. ^ Alström, Per (2006): "Species concepts and their application: insights from the genera Seicercus and Phylloscopus Archived 2014-03-02 at the Wayback Machine". Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement): 429-434.
  3. ^ Alström, Per; Ericson, Per G. P.; Olsson, Urban; Sundberg, Per (2006). "Phylogeny and classification of the avian superfamily Sylvioidea" (PDF). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 38 (2): 381–397. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.05.015. PMID 16054402.
  4. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 273, 305. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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