French: Hypolaïs des oliviers German: Olivenspötter Spanish: Zarcero grande
Zakinthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
Mostly near coasts, from Croatia S to Greece and from extreme SE Romania and E Bulgaria S to W & S Turkey and W Syria, also N Israel; winters in E & S Africa.
16–18 cm; 14–23 g. A large, elongate warbler with long strongish bill, long and fairly broad tail; long primary projection, about three-quarters (to equal) length... read more
Song quite deep-voiced, hard and throaty, the raucous tone likened by some to that of both ... read more
Orchards of almond (Prunus dulcis), olive (Olea) and pistachio (Pistacia vera... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently mainly insects and other invertebrates, and in summer some fruits and berries, including figs (Ficus); no detailed... read more
May–Jun; apparently single-brooded. Nest a well-built, deep cup of grasses, plant stems and soft twigs, often covered with cobwebs,... read more
Migratory. Spends non-breeding season in S Africa, chiefly from S Zambia S to N South Africa; rare... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to fairly common within much of its range; quite common in suitable habitats along S coast of Turkey. Population in Europe in 1990s estimated... read more
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