chiffchaff

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Related to Common Chiffchaff: Phylloscopus brehmii

chiff·chaff

 (chĭf′chăf′)
n.
A small warbler (Phylloscopus collybita) of Eurasia and Africa, having yellowish-green plumage.

[Imitative of its song.]

chiffchaff

(ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf)
n
(Animals) a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
[C18: imitative of its call]

chiff•chaff

(ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf, -ˌtʃɑf)

n.
a greenish brown Old World warbler, Phylloscopus collybita.
[1770–80; imitative; compare German Zilpzalp chiffchaff]
Translations
ZilpzalpLaubsänger
tiltaltti
tjiftjaf
gransångare

chiffchaff

[ˈtʃɪftʃæf] Nmosquitero m común
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In particular, Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) and Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita).
Towards the end of March you may also hear Common Chiffchaff singing, but the former often overwinters in the UK.
A further 19 species - the bullfinch, chaffinch, common chiffchaff, common whitethroat, starling, crossbill, dunnock, garden warbler, goldcrest, greenfinch, house martin, house sparrow, lesser redpoll, linnet, mistle thrush, swallow, siskin, tree pipit and willow warbler - have also suffered significant losses.

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