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A chestnut-brown Eurasian warbler with a strikingly loud and abrupt song.
- ‘The Yare Valley colony of Cetti's warblers, centred on the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' Strumpshaw and Surlingham reserves, attracts much interest.’
- ‘The lake is the haunt of kingfishers, otters and even rarer wildlife, such as Cetti's warblers and water rails.’
- ‘Among consolations north of the county border are a thriving colony of Cetti's warblers in Broadland - the only other resident British warbler.’
- ‘You can see bearded tits and Cetti's warblers all year and there is one of the largest breeding colonies of common terns in the south-west.’
- ‘Admittedly, the idea that Cetti's warbler might group with tesias and stubtails, both of which are radically short-tailed, seems odd, but then total evidence is the game.’
Late 19th century: named after Francesco Cetti, 18th-century Italian ornithologist.
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