Definition of Cetti's warbler in English:

Cetti's warbler


  • A chestnut-brown Eurasian warbler with a strikingly loud and abrupt song.

    Cettia cetti, family Sylviidae

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The lake is the haunt of kingfishers, otters and even rarer wildlife, such as Cetti's warblers and water rails.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Late 19th century: named after Francesco Cetti, 18th-century Italian ornithologist.


Cetti's warbler