Definition of Dartford warbler in English:

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Dartford warbler

Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːtfəd/


A long-tailed non-migratory warbler with grey upper parts and purplish-brown underparts, found in western Europe and North Africa.
  • Sylvia undata, family Sylviidae
Example sentences
  • Recent Dartford warbler arrivals included a male at Sizewell in December 1994 which stayed until early January followed by another at Walberswick Common (a former nesting haunt) throughout January, February and March 1995.
  • The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, meanwhile, says the Thames Basin is home to 264 male nightjars (about 8% of the bird's total numbers in the UK), 149 pairs of woodlark and 445 pairs of Dartford warblers.
  • He said: ‘If that were to increase, we might well see many more nightjars and even the arrival of the Dartford warblers, which we don't have yet.


Late 18th century: from Dartford in Kent, England, where the bird was first seen.

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