French: Fauvette de Chypre German: Schuppengrasmücke Spanish: Curruca chipriota
En Gedi, Dead Sea, Israel
Cyprus; non-breeding along narrow strip of Red Sea coast from NE Egypt (E of Suez, coastal Sinai) E to Arava depression and perhaps NW Saudi Arabia, and S to NE Sudan.
13·5 cm; 9·4–15 g. Medium-sized, slightly bulky Sylvia with moderately long tail and relatively short and rounded wing. Male breeding has... read more
Song, from bush perch or, less frequently, in song flight, consists of vigorous chatters combining... read more
Breeds in rather wide range of scrub and maquis, from sea-level to 1400 m. Prefers medium-height... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently mostly invertebrates, but exact composition of diet very poorly known; probably takes berries outside breeding season.... read more
Season late Mar to Jun, most clutches laid Apr–May in lowlands and up to Jun at higher elevations; only one brood reported, but few... read more
Partial migrant; some remain on breeding grounds throughout year, others (apparently majority)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cyprus EBA. Common to very common in suitable habitats. In 2000, total population estimated at... read more
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