Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler
Scientific Name 
Phylloscopus orientalis
Arabic Name 
دخلة بونلي الشرقية
Kuwaiti name 
12.0 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant. May occur as an accidental wanderer from further west. Only one record in Kuwait from Jahra Farm in mid August 2008.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait and both from the Jahra area with the last record seen at Jahra Pools Reserve in August 2012.
In the world 
It was formerly regarded as the eastern subspecies of a wider "Bonelli's Warbler" species, but as a result of modern taxonomic developments, this species is now usually considered to be two species: Western Bonelli's Warbler, Phylloscopus bonelli, which breeds in south west Europe and north Africa; and Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Phylloscopus orientalis, which breeds in south east Europe and Asia Minor. The Eastern species is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation