French: Hypolaïs bottée German: Buschspötter Spanish: Zarcero escita
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Ilek, Ural River, near Orenburg, south-west Russia
Extreme SE Finland, W & SW Russia E to Kazakhstan (except much of W & S), extreme NW China (Dzungaria), NW Mongolia and SC Siberia (upper R Yenisey and Chunskiy region); winters mainly in CE & SE India.
11–12·5 cm; 7–11 g. Small Hippolais with shortish bill, rounded crown and rather short, square tail; often resembles a Phylloscopus... read more
Song a fast warbling twitter without clear pattern or repetition of notes, voice a bit guttural,... read more
Steppe with low scrub (knee-high or a little higher) of spirea (Spiraea), pea species (... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and other invertebrates; caterpillars taken in summer. In various studies, diet included such invertebrates as grasshoppers... read more
May–Jun or early Jul; one brood per year. Nest a well-built cup of plant stems, roots and soft twigs, placed on or near ground, or up... read more
Long-distance migrant. Entire population spends non-breeding season in India, on average somewhat... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in forest-steppe and on Kirghiz steppe. Density of 5·5 pairs/ha recorded in SC Siberia; linear counts of 1–2 birds/km in areas... read more
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