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Savi's Warbler

Locustella luscinioides (Savi, 1824)

Кобилочка солов'їна | Соловьиный сверчок

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Males and females of Savi's Warbler in breeding plumage have plain rusty-brownish upperparts (greyish-brownish tinged in fusca subspecies), with some darker flight feathers and tail feathers. Often tail feathers are with observable bars. Pale supercilium is a little bit notable. Underparts are more pale with whitish throat and belly, and with buffy-brownish flanks and breast. Lower tail coverts are pale buffy-whitish pale-tipped, tips are less contract than in River Warbler. Underwings are brownish. In summer old plumage Warbler looks paler. Upper mandible is dark-brownish, low mandible is pale, yellowish, sometimes dark. Legs are brownish, eyes are pale-brownish. Juveniles after first molting upperpart are darker than in adults, breast and flanks are darker and brighter too. From other Grasshopper Warbler it distinguished by loss of streaks, from River Warbler by brown tinge on upperparts and loss of clear steaks on breast (may be unclear spots). From Reed Warblers it distinguished by different length of tail feathers, long feathers of undertail (longer than outer tail feathers) which have rusty-brownish color with unclear pale crescent pattern. Sizes: wing 64-72, tail 51-67, tarsus 19-22 mm. Weight: 13,1-19,8 gr.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 4. Алма-Ата, 1972. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


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