The booted warbler (Iduna caligata) is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler group. It was formerly considered to be conspecific with Sykes's warbler, but the two are now usually both afforded species status. Booted warbler itself breeds from central Russia to western China, and migrates to winter in the Indian subcontinent as far south as Sri Lanka. Booted warbler has expanded its breeding range westward in recent decades and nests now as far west and north as Finland. It is a small passerine bird, found in open country with bushes and other tall vegetation. 3-4 eggs are laid in a nest in a bush or vegetation. Like most warblers they are insectivorous.

These are small warblers, especially compared to others in their genus. They are pale brown (weak tea colour) above and whitish below with buff flanks. The outer tail feathers have pale edges. They have a short pale supercilium, and the bill is strong and pointed. Sykes's is larger and greyer than booted, and most resembles an eastern olivaceous warbler.

Keyserling and Blasius gave no explanation of the genus name Iduna. The specific caligata is Latin for "booted" from caliga, "boot".



Booted Warbler
Date Location Count
2020-11-14 07:23Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-04 08:56Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary2
2020-11-09 09:15Kanjari Deer Sanctuary1
2020-11-20 16:00Dabhla Panjarapole1
2020-11-08 07:00Rancharda Lake1
2020-11-08 16:43Limbasi-Vastana Rd1
2020-11-14 06:30Narmada Canal, Karai1
2020-11-14 09:00Sant Sarovar1
2020-11-29 15:50Pariej Lake4
2020-11-22 08:30Kelwa Beach1
2020-11-30 07:13Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala1
2020-11-14 11:07Bhuigaon Beach Vasai1
2020-11-29 07:45Viva wetlands, Virar1
2020-11-28 06:50Merces, Near Suruchi beach1
2020-11-28 06:50Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2020-11-30 07:30Gogte saltpans vasai1
2020-11-06 08:05Umela swamps, Vasai1
2020-11-04 07:36Lokhandwala Lake1
2020-11-28 07:30Lokhandwala Wetland2
2020-11-25 07:40BNHS Conservation Education Centre1
2020-11-07 04:10Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai1
2020-11-22 08:42TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai1
2020-11-28 07:21Kopar Wetlands- Juni Dombivli - Ganesh Ghat1
2020-11-29 07:15Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang1
2020-11-16 07:45Haji Malang1
2020-11-05 07:12Borgad Conservation Reserve4
2020-11-17 11:33Ratanmahal WLS1
2020-11-18 09:30Rihe Khind1
2020-11-07 07:48Deolali Cantonment1
2020-11-19 07:35Ghorwadeshwar hill, Bhegdewadi, Pune Dt1
2020-11-08 07:00Pabe ghat1
2020-11-11 07:13Windmill Farm, Sinnar1
2020-11-27 07:00ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)1
2020-11-08 15:04Saswad, Pune Dt2
2020-11-20 15:50Sonvad Reservoir, Dhule6
2020-11-26 15:45Kapurwadi lake2
2020-11-07 07:06Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli1
2020-11-09 06:58Walchand college sangli1
2020-11-16 08:20Gul dam1
2020-11-06 06:52Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS)--Between 210MW & 500MW1
2020-11-26 10:19Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS)--Ganesh Mandir & EM Building Area1
2020-11-22 07:41Hatnur Dam (IBA)2
2020-11-14 06:23Bhutnal Lake, Bijapur10
2020-11-29 07:30Bommanalli Kere1
2020-11-26 06:45Nagathan Kere, Vijayapura-Indi Rd3
2020-11-15 16:23Peralathvayal1
2020-11-07 06:58Aravalli Biodiversity Park1
2020-11-28 09:30Mangar Bani1
2020-11-29 16:00Kapsi Talao (lake), Akola2
2020-11-29 11:17Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-14 08:25kumbhari lake, Akola1
2020-11-15 08:36Bonal Lake Bird Sanctuary3
2020-11-30 07:46Karigala Kere (Doddakere) ಕರಿಗಾಲ1
2020-11-29 07:05Mugana Hundi ಮೂಗನ ಹುಂಡಿ2
2020-11-27 15:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar2
2020-11-22 06:59Doora Hosakere ದೂರ ಹೊಸಕೆರೆ2
2020-11-23 17:01Mysore City Bird Atlas 30C, Areca Grove, Behind Rajaji Layout1
2020-11-27 07:32Halalu ಹಲಾಳು2
2020-11-12 07:46Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi kere ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ3
2020-11-17 07:11Mysore City Bird Atlas 24C, Ramakrishna Nagar K-Block1
2020-11-28 08:31Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage1
2020-11-10 10:00Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-27 06:55Mysore City Bird Atlas 33A, Chamundi Hill -South1
2020-11-23 06:15Mysore City Bird Atlas 27C, Chamundi Hill- Around Temple ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ ಬೆಟ್ಟ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ1
2020-11-11 06:58Mysore City Bird Atlas 27D, Chamundi Hill -Shiva Temple1
2020-11-09 08:26Kekatpur Lake2
2020-11-24 07:45Thippayyana kere ತಿಪ್ಪಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ2
2020-12-01 06:48Muddahalli, Nanjangud Taluka ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ1
2020-11-29 08:10Muddahalli--Mooganakere ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ--ಮೂಗನಕೆರೆ1
2020-11-29 15:19Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)1
2020-11-12 09:26Hangala lake3
2020-11-20 06:52Hulimavu Gudda ಹುಳಿಮಾವು ಗುಡ್ಡ2
2020-11-22 07:49Mattumala Hillock1
2020-11-09 13:29Amruthur Chikka Kere1
2020-11-21 07:34Yadavani, Tumkur Dt2
2020-11-08 07:23Muthurayana Kere, Tumkur Dt3
2020-11-11 08:30Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)1
2020-11-15 14:28Kottamala Ayyappaswamy Temple1
2020-11-21 11:47Huliyurudurga, Kungal Taluk, Tumkur Dt2
2020-11-28 07:40Markalu Kere3
2020-11-12 07:19Kanjikode V.V. College Area1
2020-11-22 06:44Kuttanad Wetlands--Vallomkadavu4
2020-11-14 07:05Kuttanad Wetlands--Ayikkara Mukku-Vaniyamkadavu4
2020-11-08 07:14Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve3
2020-11-25 07:09Kolarampathy Lake1
2020-11-22 07:21Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam1
2020-11-21 07:59Selvampathy Lake1
2020-11-12 12:43Idigarai Outskirts1
2020-11-24 09:50Government High School Marappalam2
2020-11-14 13:10Sengulam Lake, Coimbatore1
2020-11-15 07:30BR Hills--Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve1
2020-11-07 06:54Ramdevara Betta, Ramanagara--Ramanagar Climbing Spot1
2020-11-25 07:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary4
2020-11-24 07:10Vellalore Lake2
2020-11-01 08:11Madhure Kere2
2020-11-29 07:40Pallapalayam Lake3
2020-11-15 06:25Achankulam1
2020-11-25 08:55Pappampatti Grassland1
2020-11-22 12:29Sulur Lake, Coimbatore2
2020-11-29 06:47Hessaraghatta Kere1
2020-11-30 06:42Nayakanahalli--The Backyard Camp1
2020-11-13 07:20Avalahalli Forest--West Tank3
2020-11-21 06:43Avalahalli State Forest2
2020-11-08 07:33Bor Tiger Reserve --Manoli1
2020-11-23 06:20Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura1
2020-11-05 06:45Sabbanahalli (Vatadahosahalli) Kere1
2020-11-28 15:47Hosakerehalli Lake1
2020-11-08 07:00Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest1
2020-11-23 16:00GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2020-11-28 16:30Yelahanka Kere2
2020-11-15 06:19Anjanapura Central Park1
2020-11-11 06:20Byatarayana Doddi Lake2
2020-11-23 07:26Avalahalli Lake -- adjoining areas1
2020-11-27 06:45Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake2
2020-11-24 07:00Lalbagh Botanical Gardens2
2020-11-29 17:00Jakkur Kere1
2020-11-16 10:00Bannerghatta Zoo area1
2020-11-13 12:10Osman Sagar Lake1
2020-11-25 07:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad
2020-11-07 06:19Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, New Campus1
2020-11-25 11:30Periya Kulam, Udumalpet5
2020-11-30 16:14Dodda Begur Kere2
2020-11-15 09:30Sonnapura2
2020-11-29 07:27Kasavanahalli Kere1
2020-11-21 09:21Doddanekundi Kere2
2020-11-15 07:25Bettakote Lake2
2020-11-28 16:14Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2020-11-16 16:50Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur2
2020-11-11 06:32Chinnappanahalli Lake1
2020-11-15 07:23Anekal Dodda Kere1
2020-11-22 07:30Salai Mendha dam and forest, Nagpur
2020-11-22 06:20Muthanallur Kere2
2020-11-30 06:16Hoskote / Hosakote Kere3
2020-11-24 16:40Uppar Dam4
2020-11-28 06:30Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields4
2020-11-27 16:54Achaganapalli Lake5
2020-11-11 16:44Pethuparai Valley1
2020-12-01 08:0016 Gate Ellis Surplus Sluices Bridge, Mettur2
2020-11-22 08:15Rajapalayam Water Reservoir1
2020-11-14 04:50Uma Maheswaram1
2020-11-30 09:05Tadoba -- Erai Dam1
2020-11-25 06:15Moharli Gate2
2020-11-23 06:35Rishi Valley (General Area)2
2020-11-30 07:00Rishi Valley--School Campus2
2020-11-28 15:12Sengulam Kanmaai, Kalligudi1
2020-11-29 06:20Nedungavadi2
2020-11-24 06:39Palar River, Shenbakkam, Vellore2
2020-11-22 09:53Thiruverumbur Big Tank3
2020-11-29 07:33Kiliyur Tank1
2020-11-21 07:28Kaveripakkam Lake1
2020-11-10 07:04Edupugallu Pond3
2020-11-10 07:01Bhatagaon Filter Plant1
2020-11-21 07:30Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur1
2020-11-21 07:30IIT Raipur1
2020-11-11 07:07Rajiv Smriti Van2
2020-11-08 07:20Urjaa Park2
2020-11-28 13:57Barbanda Pond and Surroundings2
2020-11-15 09:08Meghadrigedda Reservoir2
2020-11-21 06:30Indira Gandhi Zoological Park1
2020-11-13 09:03Manohara River1
2020-11-24 07:52Ekamra Kanan, Bhubaneshwar1
2020-11-07 07:35Sitakund1
2020-11-22 07:37Boshipota1