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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.

Illustrations

Overview

Latin name

Locustella luscinioides

Family

Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)

Where to see them

Found only in marshes with reedbeds. Most UK birds are seen in east and south-east England.

When to see them

Arrives in the UK from late April and departs in August.

What they eat

Insects

Population

EuropeUK breeding*UK wintering*UK passage*
-1-3 pairs--

Distribution

Key

Audio

Mathias Ritschard, Xeno-canto