French: Rossignol progné German: Sprosser Spanish: Ruiseñor ruso
N, C & E Europe E to N Kazakhstan and upper R Yenisey, also S Caucasus; winters in SE Africa.
16–17 cm; 14–37 g. Very like L. megarhynchos, but less bright or less contrastingly reddish on tail and rump, greyer on back, and generally has breast... read more
Song, regularly at night but also by day, very similar to that of L. megarhynchos but... read more
Lowland river valleys with deciduous and mixed woodland bordering waterbodies, beech (Fagus... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, some fruit. Summer diet includes adult and larval beetles of many families, adult and larval moths, ants, sawflies, flies,... read more
Mid-May to early Jul, perhaps somewhat later in E; single-brooded. Nest a loose bulky cup of leaves and grass, lined with fine stems and... read more
Migratory; winters in Africa, mainly S Tanzania S to E South Africa. Very common along Red Sea... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Total European population in mid-1990s estimated at 832,226–1,041,309 pairs, with additional 100,000–1,000,000 pairs in Russia W of Urals... read more
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