French: Fauvette d’Arabie German: Akaziengrasmücke Spanish: Curruca árabe
Other common names:
Red Sea Warbler
Hemprich and Ehrenberg
central Midyan, Saudi Arabia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. l. negevensis
Shirihai, 1988 – Arava Valley, along Israel–Jordan border.
S. l. leucomelaena
(Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833) – Arabian Warbler – NW Saudi Arabia (Tabuk and Khaybar) S to S Yemen, then E to Dhofar (Oman).
S. l. blanfordi
Seebohm, 1879 – Blanford's Warbler – SE Egypt (Gebel Elba) S along coast to SE Eritrea.
S. l. somaliensis
(W. L. Sclater & Mackworth-Praed, 1918) – Djibouti and N Somalia.
14·5 cm; 11–16·3 g. Rather large and robust Sylvia warbler with long graduated tail, short rounded wings. Male nominate race has blackish-... read more
Song, from exposed or semi-exposed perch on treetop or tall bush or within tree cover, a far-... read more
Warm and arid or semi-arid environments with dense groves of acacia (Acacia) and ... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects and other arthropods, also berries. Invertebrate food includes at least beetles (Coleoptera), dragonflies (Odonata) and,... read more
Following data all refer to Israel; no information from rest of range. Laying late Feb to mid-Jun; two broods, occasionally three.... read more
Mostly resident. Populations breeding at higher elevations undertake short-distance descent to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Distribution rather patchy in suitable habitat; locally common in some areas, but virtually absent in others. Very little information on population... read more
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