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of the many species of Sylvia warbler found around the Mediterranean
coast is the distinctive Sardinian Warbler.
This male shows the unique black hood with red eye and eye-ring.
Females must be identified with caution, as at least four other Sylvia
warblers occur in Morocco during the winter. Most members of this genus are
either migratory or prone to erratic seasonal movements - Sardinian Warbler
falls in the latter category, as shown by a number of records from Great Britain
in the 1990s
Photograph by Martin Reid©