Iberian Chiffchaff


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THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA C脫RDOBA JA脡N
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Summer visitor and migrant.
 

ABUNDANCE
Scarce.

HABITAT
Nests in cooler sites with trees and bushes, like riparian copses, north-facing slopes with trees and dense varied bushes, shady copses with undergrowth (Sweet-Chestnut woods, Pyrenean-Oak woods, pinewoods) and even some moist Eucalyptus copses with scrub.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
The first get back in mid February; harder to establish leaving dates but most seem to have gone by September. 

DISTRIBUTION
Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche accounts for the lion鈥檚 share of this species; there it is relatively common along rivers and streams and in Sweet-Chestnut woods of Sierra de Aracena. Scarce in the rest of the District but does stretch off westwards to the border with Portugal and Paraje Natural Sierra Pelada and Rivera del Aserrador. In Sierra Morena Sevillana confined to riparian vegetation of the Hu茅znar and Ciudadeja rivers and some of their tributaries (Arroyo del Quejigo, Arroyo de las Truchas, Castillejo, etc). Eastwards from there numbers drop away sharply; it has been recorded only in some shady pinewoods of Villaviciosa de C贸rdoba (Cerro del N茅valo, Guadanu帽o valley) and in the cooler dells of Despe帽aperros.

COMMENTS
This is one of the Iberian Peninsula鈥檚 few endemic birds (although it also spills over into a small part of southern France); hence the interest of the Sierra Morena populations from a conservationist and tourism point of view.