Savi's warbler

Locustella luscinioides

Savi’s warbler, photo: Arne Ader

Savi’s warblers have a sharp beak, a flat top of the head, and the front edge of their wings is curved. Their body is rather thick; its tail has a broad end. They are evenly of a warm-brown tone; the throat and belly are whitish; the breast and the area under the tail are reddish-brown. They live in thickets of reeds and can seldom be seen. Jerky movements, jerking the tail, and, in the event of threat, descending into the shallow plants is characteristic to all warblers.