Abstract Britain's only Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus was discovered on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, on 26th September 1983, where it remained until 4th October. The taxonomic position of Green Warbler has oscillated since then, between separate species and subspecies of the Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides complex, but it is currently recognised as a full species, and is described as


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