French: Tarier des prés German: Braunkehlchen Spanish: Tarabilla norteña
Europe E to W Siberia, E (probably also NW#R) Turkey, Caucasus and NW Iran; non-breeding Africa.
12–14 cm; 13–26 g. Breeding male has buff-streaked blackish face and crown, with prominent white supercilium, narrow white line from chin to neck side, buff... read more
Song, by male only (often at night in spring; rarely in winter quarters), a series of loud, fast... read more
Breeds in wet meadows, pastures, bogs, upland grassland, bracken-covered hillsides, heath, dry or... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates, supplemented in autumn by fruit or seeds. Animal food includes adult and larval beetles of at least twelve families,... read more
Mid-Apr to early Aug in NW Europe. Territory less than 1 ha, average 0·43 ha in Netherlands, at least 0·75 ha in W Germany;... read more
Migratory, most wintering in tropical Africa; loose aggregations form during migration. Leaves... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). European population in mid-1990s estimated at 2,441,507–3,044,673 pairs (highest numbers in Belarus, Latvia and Finland), with... read more
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