SUBALPINE WARBLER Common across southern Europe, where it’s found on sandy heaths, dry slopes, shrubs besides rivers and streams, and in open woodland, especially holm oaks. Its white ‘moustache’ is distinctive. Performs a short song flight.
SARDINIAN WARBLER Another bird of southern Europe, where it favours open woodland with dense thickets, clumps of trees, and even gardens. Unlike many of its family, it’s not shy, being both active and seemingly curious, and reveals itself with loud calls and song.
WESTERN ORPHEAN WARBLER Generally very elusive and shy, this is a bird of deciduous woodland, including Holm Oaks and olive groves, as well as tall scrub, pine forests, and rocky, sunny mountain slopes. In Europe, found mainly in Italy, Spain and Portugal, but also crops up in isolated pockets in France.