French: Fauvette sarde German: Sardengrasmücke Spanish: Curruca sarda
Corsica and Sardinia and some off-lying islets, also on a few islands off W Italian coast (Capraia, Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo) and Pantelleria; non-breeding also N Africa (N Algeria E to NW Libya).
12·5 cm; 8·5–12 g. Rather small, fairly long-tailed warbler with short, rounded wings; bulkier and less graceful than S. balearica. Male breeding... read more
Song, from perch, less frequently from within cover or in song flight, composed of short twittering... read more
Favours uniform, low Mediterranean scrubland (c. 0·5–1 m tall), such as Cistus... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly spiders (Araneae) and small insects and their larvae. Nestlings fed with lepidopteran caterpillars and pupae, flies (Diptera),... read more
Season mostly Mar–Jul, with main laying period between early Apr and late May; one or two broods. Monogamous; solitary, territorial... read more
Most of population resident. Some altitudinal movements, linked to snow cover. Some, mostly first-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to very common in favourable habitats. By 2000, total population estimated at 15,000–50,000 breeding pairs (10,000–40,000 in... read more
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