ABSTRACT An Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum at Boddam, Shetland, on 16th August 2006 was the first record of this long-distance migrant in Britain and northwest Europe. Identification was initially problematic owing to misconceptions regarding the field appearance of this species, but was established retrospectively from photographs. Identification of Olive-tree Warbler and its separation from similar species is discussed. Prevailing weather conditions in the days preceding the bird's discovery were conducive to an arrival from southeast Europe.

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