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Accepted historical records for Rüppell's Warbler (5)
Rüppell's Warbler has been reported in the following areas (Bird News Extra subscribers can see a list of all records, as well as charts and graphs analysing the data by area, year, month, age and sex):
Devon (1) Gwynedd (1)
Norfolk (1) Shetland (2)
European breeding populations (2)
Rüppell's Warbler breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):