Overview

Distribution

Range

West and central Europe; winters to sahel of n 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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Phylloscopus bonelli

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the 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.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

CTGCTTATCCGAGCAGAACTAGGCCAACCCGGCGCACTCCTAGGCGAC---GACCAAGTCTACAACGTAGTTGTCACAGCTCACGCCTTCGTAATAATCTTCTTCATGGTCATACCCATCATGATCGGAGGCTTCGGAAACTGACTAGTTCCTCTAATA---ATCGGAGCCCCAGACATGGCATTCCCCCGAATAAACAACATAAGCTTTTGACTACTCCCCCCATCCTTCCTCCTACTGTTAGCCTCCTCCACAGTAGAGGCAGGGGTAGGAACAGGCTGAACAGTATACCCCCCTCTAGCTGGCAACCTGGCACACGCCGGAGCTTCCGTCGACCTG---GCTATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTAGCAGGTATCTCCTCTATCTTAGGAGCTATCAACTTCATCACAACCGCAATCAACATAAAACCGCCTGCCCTATCACAATACCAAACCCCTCTGTTCGTCTGATCCGTACTAATCACCGCAGTACTACTACTACTCTCCCTCCCAGTCCTAGCCGCT---GGAATTACTATGCTACTCACAGACCGCAACCTTAACACCACCTTCTTTGACCCAGCAGGCGGAGGAGACCCAGTCCTTTACCAACACTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Phylloscopus bonelli

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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
2014

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S.

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). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not 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
  • 2012
    Least Concern
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Status in Egypt

Regular passage visitor.

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Population

Population
In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 1,400,000-3,500,000 breeding pairs, equating to 4,200,000-10,500,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 75-94% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 4,470,000-14,000,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Population Trend
Increasing
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Wikipedia

Western Bonelli's warbler

Western Bonelli's warbler is a "warbler" in the leaf warbler genus Phylloscopus. It was formerly regarded as the western subspecies of a wider "Bonelli's warbler" species, but as a result of modern taxonomic developments, this species is now usually considered to be two species:[2][3]

The breeding ranges of the two species do not overlap; while their appearance and songs are very similar, the calls are completely different (see below). They also show marked difference in mtDNA sequence.[4]

The species is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a rare vagrant in Northern Europe.

This bird is named after the Italian ornithologist Franco Andrea Bonelli.[5]

Description[edit]

Western Bonelli's warbler is a small passerine bird, found in forest and woodland. 4–6 eggs are laid in a nest on the ground. Like most warblers, western Bonelli's is insectivorous.

The adult has a plain grey-green back, green-toned rump and wings and whitish underparts. The bill is small and pointed and the legs brown. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers.

The western Bonelli's warbler has a browner tinge to the upperparts than eastern Bonelli's warbler; the latter sometimes has a greenish tinge instead. The song is a fast monotone trill, only slightly different from eastern Bonelli's, and also some similarity to wood warbler. The call of the western Bonelli's warbler is a disyllabic hu-it, differing from that of eastern which is a completely different hard chup, reminiscent of a crossbill or a house sparrow.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phylloscopus bonelli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Parkin, David T. (2003): Birding and DNA: species for the new millennium. Bird Study 50(3): 223–242. HTML abstract
  3. ^ Sangster, George; Knox, Alan G.; Helbig, Andreas J. & Parkin, David T. (2002): Taxonomic recommendations for European birds. Ibis 144(1): 153–159. PDF fulltext
  4. ^ Helbig, A. J.; Seibold, I.; Martens, J. & Wink, M. (1995): Genetic differentiation and phylogenetic relationships of Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli and Green Warbler P. nitidus. J. Avian Biol. 26: 139–153.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 59. 
  6. ^ Helb, H.-W.; Bergmann, H.-H. & Martens, J. (1982): Acoustic differences between populations of western and eastern Bonelli's Warblers (Phylloscopus bonelli, Sylviidae). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 38(3): 356–357.
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