French: Hypolaïs ictérine German: Gelbspötter Spanish: Zarcero icterino
Scandinavia and S Finland E to WC Russia (E side of R Ob) and occasionally N Kazakhstan#R, S to NE France, Switzerland, Romania and N Balkans (locally), Ukraine, Crimea and region E of Sea of Azov; also isolated population in S Caspian Sea, Iran. Winters in S Africa.
12·5–14 cm; 11–16 g. Medium-sized warbler with pointed bill, rather large head, feathers of forecrown often raised, and short-looking square-cut tail; long... read more
Song a loud and pleasing mix of shrill or melodious notes and clever mimicry of other birds,... read more
Tall-grown woods of oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), beech (Fagus sylvatica... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and other invertebrates, in summer also fruits and berries; nestlings fed with caterpillars, which also taken by fledged... read more
End May to Jul, mostly from Jun; generally single-brooded. Nest a well-built cup of grasses, plant stems, moss and soft twigs, often... read more
Migratory. Non-breeding quarters in Africa mainly S of equator, from S Uganda and E DRCongo S to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common within much of its range, and quite common in optimal habitats in E Europe; numbers more uneven in N & W. Estimated... read more
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