French: Fauvette des jardins German: Gartengrasmücke Spanish: Curruca mosquitera
Subspecies and Distribution
S. b. borin
(Boddaert, 1783) – W & C Europe E to Finland, C Poland, W Hungary and W Balkans; winters in sub-Saharan Africa.
S. b. woodwardi
(Sharpe, 1877) – from Finland and C Poland E to C Siberia (upper R Yenisey) and S to Balkans, Bulgaria, N Turkey and Caucasus; winters in E & S Africa.
14 cm; 16–22 g (up to 37g prior to migration). A medium-sized, rather robust warbler with rounded head shape, proportionately long and pointed wings, square-ended tail... read more
Song, normally from lower cover of trees or bushes, very rarely in flight (e.g. when flushing... read more
Breeds in dense bushes, woodland fringes and riparian forest with abundant undergrowth. Prefers... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous throughout year and especially during breeding season, when some fruits and plant material also taken; mostly frugivorous in... read more
Season Apr–Jul. Mainly monogamous, occasional polygyny reported; solitary, territorial breeder. Male display includes initial rapid... read more
Long-distance migrant. Populations breeding in W Europe first migrate SW, mostly through Iberia,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very common in suitable habitats, and widespread in much of breeding range. European breeding population estimated at more than 17,000,000 pairs and... read more
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