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The Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata), is a typical warbler from the warmer parts of western Europe, and northwestern Africa. Its breeding range lies west of a line from southern England to the heel of Italy. The Dartford Warbler is usually resident all-year in its breeding range, but there is some limited migration.

Dartford Warbler

Dartford Warbler -

Description and systematics[]

Like many typical warblers, this small (13 cm) passerine bird has distinct male and female plumages. The male of this small warbler has a grey back and head, reddish underparts, and a red eye. The reddish throat is spotted with white. The female is paler below, especially on the throat, and a browner grey below. The song is a distinctive rattling warble.