Natures Vocal singers with trills and quavers. The Menetries's Warbler.
A warbler warbles. Warble comes from werbler, an old French word meaning "to sing with trills and quavers". Sometime around the 1770s, the name was given to this bird species.
Warblers are the smallest perching birds feeding insects from gardens, woodlands and marshes. They are relatively small and vocal. Menetries's warbler is a small passerine bird of southwest Asia belonging to the genus Curruca. Menetries's warbler (Curruca mystacea) was named after French zoologist Edouard Menetries. It is a migratory bird, nesting in Southwest Asia and wintering westwards in Northeast Africa.
Photographed here is a male Menetries's warbler. It is fairly long-tailed, blackish with white on the outer feathers; the tail is often cocked. Males have a dark cap(hood) which is dull back at the front.
Their colour, swift movements amongst bushes and migration make them special.