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Birds by name
Conservation status: Red
Savi's warbler is right on the edge of its range here, and its numbers have always been very low and difficult to see in the UK. Like most of this family it is heard before it is seen, with a similar song to the grasshopper warbler but less persistent. Patiently watching where the sound is coming from will eventually result in the sight of a warm brown warbler, clinging to a reed.
Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)
Found only in marshes with reedbeds. Most UK birds are seen in east and south-east England.
Arrives in the UK from late April and departs in August.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Mathias Ritschard, Xeno-canto