chiffchaff(redirected from Canary Island Chiffchaff)
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A small warbler (Phylloscopus collybita) of Eurasia and Africa, having yellowish-green plumage.
[Imitative of its song.]
(Animals) a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
[C18: imitative of its call]
a greenish brown Old World warbler, Phylloscopus collybita.
[1770–80; imitative; compare German Zilpzalp chiffchaff]