Here are some additional interesting facts on this bird.
Chiffchaff gets its name in several languages from the sound of its song. For example in Wales it is called Siff-Saff, in Germany Zilpzalp, in Dutch Tjiftjaf, in Irish Tiuf-teaf, and it is known locally also as
Its scientific name Phylloscopus collybita comes from Gr.: phullion=a leaf + skopos=a watcher and Gr.: kollubistes=money-changer.
Check out this measurements showing how small it is:
Length: 10 cm,
Wingspan: 18 cm,
This little feather wonder is a hyper-agile mover and it is restless throughout the day. No wonder then that it needs to eat one-third of its weight in insects daily.
Do you know how we call a group of Chiffchaffs? It can be called either a "wrench", "confusion", or "fall".
Below you can find several more images of this little cutie:
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