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Sardinian Warbler

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About the Sardinian Warbler

Also known as: Black-capped Warbler

The Sardinian Warbler is a common species of Sylvia (Old World) warbler native to lands around the Mediterranean Sea. They are not migratory. Their diet consists primarily of insects, though they will feed on berries on occasion.

Sardinian Warblers nest in low bushes or shrubs. Their cup nests are built of plant material and spider webbing; both males and females incubate the 3-6 eggs.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 December 2011
Scientific Name Sylvia melanocephala
  • Passeriformes
  • Sylviidae
  • Sylvia
  • S. melanocephala
Birdorable Family Warblers & Whatnots
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Range West Europe East Europe South Europe West Asia North Africa

International Names

  • pěnice bělohrdlá (Czech)
  • Sorthovedet Sanger (Danish)
  • Kleine Zwartkop (Dutch)
  • samettipääkerttu (Finnish)
  • Fauvette mélanocéphale (French)
  • Samtkopf-Grasmücke (German)
  • Occhiocotto (Italian)
  • クロガシラムシクイ (kurogashirahakkouchou) (Japanese)
  • Svarthodesanger (Norwegian)
  • pokrzewka aksamitna (Polish)
  • Средиземноморская славка (Russian)
  • Curruca de Cabeza Negra (Spanish)
  • Sammetshätta (Swedish)