Booted Warbler

      Iduna caligata

      Information

      The Booted Warbler is hardly larger than a Chiffchaff. This mainly Asiatic warbler inhabits scrub or bushy areas from the southern taiga to semi deserts and is widespread in some areas. It occurs as a rare visitor in West and Central Europe, especially in autumn.

      Voice

      Status (in CH)
      vagrant
      Annual cycle
      The bar on the top line indicates during which seasons the species can be observed regularly in Switzerland. There can be great seasonal fluctuations of numbers. The middle bar indicates the typical migration seasons of a species. The bottom bar indicates the period during which the species normally breeds. As a rule it spans the period from egg-laying to fledging of the young.
      Annual cycle
      Annual cycle

      Facts

      Population size in Switzerland (Pairs)
      -
      Migration behaviour
      long-distance migrant
      Diurnal/nocturnal migrant
      Nocturnal migrant
      Length (cm)
      11-13
      wing span (cm)
      16-19
      Weight (g)
      8-11
      Nest site
      herbaceous and shrub layer
      Food
      insects
      Group
      Warblers and allies
      Habitat
      bush