Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita


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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phylloscopus collybita. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.