Garden Warbler
Garden Warbler
Scientific Name 
Sylvia borin
Arabic Name 
دخلة الحدائق
Kuwaiti name 
14.0 cm
Least Concern


Uncommon passage migrant; rare winter visitor. This species is usually seen in small numbers, on bushes and trees, in widely scattered areas throughout the country.
Where in Kuwait 
This is a species easily overlooked as it is not as gregarious as other warbler species, but is more often found in mature habitat and has been recorded on Green Island, Tuhla in SAANR, Al Abraq in the west and Khiran in the south
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a population undergoing moderate decline. It breeds in most of Europe and in western Asia and is is strongly migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is hunted by Eurasian Sparrowhawks and it is a host of the Common Cuckoo.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation