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Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) (Photo Wolfgang Vogt/

Common Chiffchaff

Size & weight: 10-11 cm, 6-9 g

Appearance: Back and wings olive brown to gray-green; throat and breast yellowish/whitish in colour, dark legs
The Common Chiffchaff is easily confused with the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus).

Habitat: Diverse forests, parks, and gardens

Song: Clear, monosyllabic stanzas ("zelp zalp")

Nest & breeding: The female builds a spherical nest in dense vegetation close to the ground. She lays 4-6 eggs 1-2 times a year between May and July.

Play song © Marie-Lan Taÿ Pamart /, XC481470, CC BY-SA 4.0


A joint initiative of the Austrian Ornithological Centre and Die Garten Tulln