Photo Profile Update: Bonita – Chiffchaff Bird

fgpixPhoto of the Chiffchaff bird; A frequent visitor and a pleasure to watch & photo shoot. A very cute bird that for some reason gets chased away from all other including the sparrows and the blue tits. The composition is all the work here with very minor editing – kept it very simple here. Hope you enjoy

About the Bird

The common chiffchaff, or simply the chiffchaff, (Phylloscopus collybita) is a common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds in open woodlands throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia.

It is a migratory passerine which winters in southern and western Europe, southern Asia and north Africa. Greenish-brown above and off-white below, it is named onomatopoeically for its simple chiff-chaff song. It has a number of subspecies, some of which are now treated as full species. The female builds a domed nest on or near the ground, and assumes most of the responsibility for brooding and feeding the chicks, whilst the male has little involvement in nesting, but defends his territory against rivals, and attacks potential predators.

Link to the original photograph here

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