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Locustella luscinioides

Locustella luscinioides (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Sylviidae
Genus: Locustella
Species: Locustella luscinioides
Subspecies: L. l. fusca - L. l. luscinioides - L. l. sarmatica


Locustella luscinioides (Savi, 1824)


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Vernacular names
Català: Boscaler comú
Česky: Cvrčilka slavíková
Deutsch: Rohrschwirl
Ελληνικά: Καλαμοτριλιστής
English: Savi's Warbler
Nederlands: Snor
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Sumpsanger
Suomi: Ruokosirkkalintu
Svenska: Vassångare
Vèneto: Salgarèla

The Savi's Warbler, Locustella luscinioides, is an Old World warbler in the grass warbler genus Locustella. It breeds in southern Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.

This small passerine bird is a species found in reed beds, usually with some bushes. 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest in reeds. It is a medium-sized warbler. The adult has an unstreaked grey-brown back, whitish grey underparts and a concolourous undertail, which is a distinction from River Warbler. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are yellower below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous.

This is not a skulky species, but can be difficult to see in the reeds except sometimes when singing.

The song is a monotonous mechanical insect-like reeling, often given at dusk. It is similar to the song of a Grasshopper Warbler, but is faster and deeper. Its song bears a strong resemblance to that of Roesel's Bush-cricket.

This bird is named after the Italian ornithologist Paolo Savi.

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