Chiffchaff (called also Siff-Saff, Zilpzalp, Tjiftjaf, Tiuf-teaf or Pettychap)
Here are some 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 these 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 images of this little cutie:
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