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Overview

Brief Summary

Icterine warblers often mimick other bird calls, but change it slightly so that a good birder can recognize it. The Dutch call it a mocking bird. Icterine refers to the bird's yellow color. English birders nickname this bird 'icky'. The icterine warbler is found in open deciduous woods, parks and gardens. It likes sunny places so you won't find it in dark woods. Elderberry is its first choice for making its nest, which is made from grass and roots in between the branches. Icterine warblers eat mostly insects, although they will also eat berries in the summer.
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Distribution

Range

Central Europe to w Siberia and n Iran; winters to s Africa.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 10.8 years (wild)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hippolais icterina

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 11 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACCGCCCTA---AGCCTCCTTATTCGAGCAGAACTAGGCCAACCTGGCGCCCTTCTAGGAGAC---GACCAAGTGTATAACGTAGTTGTCACGGCCCATGCATTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTTATGCCTATCATGATCGGAGGGTTTGGAAACTGACTAGTCCCCCTGATA---ATTGGGGCCCCAGACATAGCATTCCCCCGAATGAACAACATGAGCTTCTGACTCCTTCCTCCCTCCTTCCTACTGCTATTAGCTTCATCCACAGTCGAAGCAGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGGACCGTATACCCCCCTCTAGCCGGCAACCTAGCCCACGCCGGAGCCTCTGTCGACCTG---GCCATCTTCTCACTACATCTTGCAGGTATCTCGTCAATCTTAGGGGCAATTAACTTCATCACAACAGCAATCAATATGAAACCACCCGCCCTATCCCAATACCAAACCCCCCTATTCGTCTGATCAGTATTAATCACCGAAGTCCTACTCCTCCTATCCCTNCCAGTTCTCGCCGCC---GGNATCACCATGCTACTCCCTGACCGCAACCTCAANAACACTTTCTTACACCCTGCAGGAGGGGGA---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AAC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hippolais icterina

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 11
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

History
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
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