• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Savi's Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by john-henry
Pego Marsh, Valencia, Spain, May 2006
Locustella luscinioides


13–13·5 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Dull brown plumage
  • Rounded head
  • Fine bill
  • White eyestripe
  • Unstreaked grey-brown back
  • Whitish-grey underparts

Sexes are alike


Southern Europe into temperate western Asia.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • L. l. luscinioides:
  • L. l. sarmatica:
  • Ukraine and Sea of Azov to Volga and southern Urals; winters north-eastern Africa
  • L. l. fusca:


Reedbeds and marshes.



The diet consists mainly of insects, including mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies; including adult and larvae.


They are generally monogamous. The 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest in reeds. There may be a second brood.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1