Eastern Bonelli’s warbler – Phylloscopus orientalis
The Eastern Bonelli’s warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis), sometimes known as Balkan warbler, is a “warbler” in the leaf warbler genus Phylloscopus. It was formerly regarded as the eastern subspecies of a wider “Bonelli’s warbler” species, but as a result of modern taxonomic developments, they are now usually considered to be two species:
Eastern Bonelli’s warbler is a small passerinebird, found in forest and woodland. Four to six eggs are laid in a nest on the ground. Like most warblers, eastern Bonelli’s is insectivorous.
It is a small warbler. The adult has a plain grey-green back, green-toned rump and wings and whitish underparts. The bill is small and pointed and the legs brown. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers.