French: Rousserolle des buissons German: Buschrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Blyth
E Europe (mainly S Finland, Baltic states, Belarus) E to N Kazakhstan, NW Mongolia and C Russia (upper R Lena and SE Altai), also Tien Shan S to probably N Afghanistan and NE Iran. Winters in S & E Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar.
12–14 cm; 8–20 g (mean 11·2 g). Small unstreaked reed-warbler with drab, cold and comparatively uniform plumage, slim build, short and rounded wing,... read more
Song, given chiefly at night, characteristic, very varied mix of notes, some harsh, some clear,... read more
Adapted to varied habitats, not necessarily close to water. More arboreal than most members of... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes following items: mayflies (Ephemeroptera), dragonflies (Odonata: Agriidae), stoneflies (Plecoptera), orthopterans, larval... read more
Season end of May to Jul; one brood per season. Monogamous, with facultative polygyny; pair formation takes place on breeding grounds. Nest... read more
Migratory; entire population spends non-breeding season in Indian Subcontinent (Nepal, Bangladesh,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly numerous. Total European population estimated at 2,000,000–5,000,000 pairs, most of which in European Russia. Density when assessed over... read more
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