chiffchaff

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Related to Common Chiffchaff: Phylloscopus brehmii

chiffchaff

a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
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Towards the end of March you may also hear Common Chiffchaff singing, but the former often overwinters in the UK.
A further 19 species - the bullfinch, chaffinch, common chiffchaff, common whitethroat, starling, crossbill, dunnock, garden warbler, goldcrest, greenfinch, house martin, house sparrow, lesser redpoll, linnet, mistle thrush, swallow, siskin, tree pipit and willow warbler - have also suffered significant losses.
``The problem with the chiffchaff is it looks very like our own common chiffchaff, so it is hard to be sure that this is the real McCoy.''

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