Hippolais olivetorum   Olive-tree Warbler  Olyfboomsanger

Olive-tree Warbler
Lephalale, Mar 2020

A non-breeding summer visitor from the Palearctic, present between Dec and Mar. A thornveld species that occurs sparsely and patchily in the surrounding thorn savanna, with a single record within the Waterberg from Lephalala area in Dec 2008; a skulking, solitary species frequenting the interior of dense acacia thickets (especially Vachellia tortilis and Senegalia mellifera), its presence given away by its guttural warbling song; easily overlooked.
Olive-tree Warbler Waterberg distribution

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