For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Scarce: broadly speaking, species that are covered in British Birds' annual review of scarce species (and forms of similar rarity).
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No longer the revered 'sibes' of years gone by, they are now the expected supporting cast for much rarer autumn fare. Find out more about the occurrence patterns of these two scarce phylloscs and how to identify them in the field. log in