English: Barred Warbler, European Barred
Russian: Ястребиная славка
Mongolian: Харсун зэржигэнэ
French: Fauvette eperviere
Body length: 15 ½ - 17cm.
Breeds in tall bushes with scattered trees in open country; shares
habitat with Red-backed Shrike. Summer visitor; passage migrant in Britain,
mainly on E coast (Aug-mid Oct, rare spring). May be seen flying between
bushes, and spring in near-level song-flight.
A large, long-tailed Sylvia. Wing-coverts
and tertials ± pale-edged. White at tips old tail-feathers.
- Adult ♂: Iris bright yellow. Upperparts lead-grey, darkest on head;
distinct white fringes to wing-coverts and tertials. Entire underparts closely
and heavily vermiculated dark grey.
- Adult ♀/1st- year ♂: Like adult ♂, but iris slightly duller yellow, upperparts more
brown-grey, barring below not so obvious and complete. (1st-year ♀ nearly unbarred, has browner tone above, and yellow-brown
iris.)-1st-autumn: Grey-brown above, buffish-grey and unbarred
below. Iris dark. Told by light buffish-grey tertial and covert fringes.