Key information: The Cyprus Warbler is more easily seen in the spring, when males set up their territories, by singing on top of bushes. Its song is a dry and rugged warble. It has distinctive black spots on the throat and chest. It is difficult to see, as it is small in size and likes dense vegetation. It nests in Cyprus and nowhere else in the world (it is endemic to Cyprus). Some Cyprus Warblers spend the winter in the Middle East.
Length: 12,5 – 13,5 cm
Habitat: Mountains and forests, farmland, scrub and bushes
When they can be seen: All year round
What they eat: Invertebrates
In Cyprus: Can be seen in scrub and bushy areas all over Cyprus
Status: Resident breeder, migrant breeder
Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis