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Chiffchaff - ZilpZalp

Chiffchaff - ZilpZalp
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Copyright: Werner Trautwein (gerbil) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 2 N: 34] (196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-09 13:22
Viewed: 3823
Points: 2
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Phylloscopus collybita - E: Chiffchaff – D:ZilpZalp

His german Name is related to his call “Zilp-Zalp”, as well as his english name "Chiffchaff".
Officially his german name is “Weidenlaubsänger” which means “willow-leave-singer”. Nicely in this picture he sings in a willowtree (Salix), just the leaves are not there yet ;-).
He has a brother called “Fitislaubsänger” (Phylloscopus trochilus) which has almost similar appearance, but a completely different song.
The ZilpZalp prefers bushes and builts his nest in them. He winters in the mediterranian area south of the alps, but does his breeding only north of them.
End of March to end of April is the best time to see him before trees and bushes grow leaves.

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Nicely catched! Nice to see the tree is starting to bud so indeed spring is coming. Let us sing... In Dutch it is called Tjif-Tjaf, nice how the names compare. Thanks for sharing, Liesbeth

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