Cetti’s Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Scientific Name 
Cettia cetti
Arabic Name 
الدخلة رمادية الأذن
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern


Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. This skulking warbler prefers vegetation thickets, reed beds and humid conditions. It has a characteristic song, an explosive chattering outburst that is easy to remember once heard.
Where in Kuwait 
This species is a skulking bird, meaning that the birds are very difficult to see and only show themselves for only short moment. It usually inhabits damp areas including reed fringed outfalls in the Jahra area.
In the world 
An old world warbler that has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be increasing due to a northward range expansion in the west of its range. It breeds in southern and central Europe, northwest Africa and east southern temperate Asia as far as Afghanistan and NW Pakistan. It is the only bush warbler to occur outside Asia.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation