Wood Warbler
Wood Warbler
Scientific Name 
Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Arabic Name 
دخلة الغابات
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Scarce passage migrant. A rather large brightly coloured leaf warbler that occurs in low numbers in Kuwait. As all leaf warblers it is fond of clusters of trees and bushes, often in farms and plantations.
Where in Kuwait 
This Old World warbler is a bird of open but shady mature habitat and has been recorded in the reedbeds of Jahra East Outfall and the acacias at Tuhla in SAANR
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and has undergone a moderate decline. It is a common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe, and just into the extreme west of Asia in the southern Ural Mountains. This warbler is strongly migratory and the entire population winters in tropical Africa. It can be distinguished from similar species, like the Common Chiffchaff and the Willow Warbler, by its yellow supercilium, throat and upper breast, pale tertial edges, longer primary projection, and by its shorter but broader tail.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation