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Savi's Warbler

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Photo by john-henryPego Marsh, Valencia, Spain.
Photo by john-henry
Pego Marsh, Valencia, Spain.
Locustella luscinioides


[edit] Identification

13–13·5 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Dull brown plumage
  • Rounded head
  • Fine bill
  • White eyestripe
  • Unstreaked grey-brown back
  • Whitish-grey underparts

Sexes are alike

[edit] Distribution

Southern Europe into temperate western Asia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • L. l. luscinioides:
  • L. l. sarmatica:
  • Ukraine and Sea of Azov to Volga and southern Urals; winters north-eastern Africa
  • L. l. fusca:

[edit] Habitat

Reedbeds and marshes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mainly of insects, including mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies; including adult and larvae.

[edit] Breeding

They are generally monogamous. The 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest in reeds. There may be a second brood.

[edit] Vocalisation

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)

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