[order] Passeriformes | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Phylloscopus nitidus | [UK] Green Leaf-Warbler | [FR] Pouillot du Caucase | [DE] Wacholder-Laubsšnger | [ES] Mosquitero Verde | [IT] Luž nitido | [NL] Groene Fitis

Groene Fitis determination

No film available

Green Warblers have a neat pale wing bar and obvious pale supercilium just like a Greenish Warbler but the throat and supercilium are strikingly yellow and the white belly further heightens the impression of a small Wood Warbler.

Montane forests, cliff thickets and stream gullies.

Breeds in Caucasus, Turkey en Central Asia. Rare vagrant to Europe. No further data available.

Mainly insects and small spiders. Typically forages in upper tree layer.

Data Deficient [conservation status from birdlife.org]

Breeds June-July in North-West Caucasus, May in Georgia, late May in Iran. Nest site is built on ground in the open, usually at base of tall herb or in moss, or in shallow crevice in stream bank or slope. Nest is a spherical with side entrance, loosely constructed of dry leaves, moss, grass, rootlets, small twigs, and very small amount of horse hair, lined with finer material, sometimes including fur or feathers. Thick well-lined floor and thinner roof. 4-5 eggs are laid, incubation 14-16 days, by female only.

Migratory. Winters chiefly in S India and Sri Lanka. During movements mostly confined to mountain streams and river beds.