A passing migrant mainly in spring (March – April) and less in autumn (August – September) through Cyprus and the Akamas. It is observed in a wide variety of habitats during migration, mainly open, from coastal to semi-mountainous areas, which have several bushes and scattered trees.
It moves mainly in the bushes, but also on low trees and a little on the ground, looking for food (mainly insects). It is a related species to Sardinian and Cyprus Warbler, similar in size to the latter.
The male has a grey body, black head and throat, separated by a distinct white moustache. The female has a more uniform grey-brown body above, a dark grey head, a lighter lower body, and a white or with a faintly dark-spotted throat.