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Wood warbler: Birds of Britain

Posted in Animals, Bible, Nature, Wildlife on Wednesday, 2 March 2011

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Wood warbler (top right). Illustration by Eric Tansley

Wood warbler (top right). Illustration by Eric Tansley

Wood warblers have a distinct preference for mature woods of oak and beech, with a closely-knit canopy of leaves and sparse undergrowth, and because of this they are more common in the north and west. These large, brightly-coloured warblers spend most of their time high in the canopy, yet their domed nests are built in a natural hollow on the ground, lined with grass and hair.

This edited article originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 910 published on 30 June 1979. Click on a picture to find out more about licensing images for commercial or personal/educational use. We are also able to license textual material. Please contact us for details.

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