Savi's Warbler (Locustella luscinioides) - HBW 11, p. 614
French: Locustelle luscinioïde
Spanish: Buscarla Unicolor
Taxonomy: Sylvia Luscinioides Savi, 1824, Pisa, Italy.
Forms a species pair with L. fluviatilis. Studies of mitochondrial DNA indicate that the two form a group with L. lanceolata and L. naevia; close affinities of these four with certain Asian Bradypterus species also suggested. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- luscinioides (Savi, 1824) - breeds continental Europe S from S Baltic and E to C Urals, Crimea and Balkans, also NW Africa (N Morocco E to N Tunisia); non-breeding W Africa (Senegal E to L Chad, S to N Ghana), probably also S Sudan.
- sarmatica Kazakov, 1973 - breeds E Ukraine (from about Khark’ov and E shore of Sea of Azov) E to S Urals, Volga Valley and N foothills of Caucasus; non-breeding NE Africa.
- fusca (Severtsov, 1873) - breeds Asia Minor, Levant, N & S Kazakhstan (E from upper Emba valley and Aral Sea), Turkmenistan, NE Iran, probably also NW Afghanistan; non-breeding NE Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird high up in the reed flying away. Locality Vossemeer, Dronten, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp luscinioides)
Yoel Jimenez 5 June 2011 4 years ago 13 sec 4.4
An adult bird singing Locality Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Javier Ortas 26 March 2006 6 years ago 31 sec 4.2
A singing male Locality Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Manu Santa-Cruz 2 May 2012 3 years ago 12 sec 4.1
An individual perched on reed stems and eventually heard reeling Locality Astana City, Kazakhstan (ssp fusca)
Greg Baker 21 May 2008 3 years ago 30 sec 4
singing loud in the sunlight Locality Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp luscinioides)
Daniêl Jimenez 24 April 2011 4 years ago 2 min 19 sec 3.9
A male singing Locality Extremadura, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Eric Roualet 22 April 2007 4 years ago 22 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 18 photos
On a dry branch.
Locality Zagreb County, Croatia (ssp luscinioides)
spiljar 17 June 2014 1 year ago 4.9
Savi's Warbler adult feeding nestlings
Locality Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve, Lombardy Region, Italy (ssp luscinioides)
Pierandrea Brichetti 11 June 1982 1 year ago 4.6
Locality South Holland Province, Netherlands
Mattias Hofstede 19 May 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
A bird singing on the reeds
Locality Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Jose Ramon 2 April 2010 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Moselle, Lorraine, France
Didier Collin 29 May 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Standing on reeds.
Locality Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Fran Trabalon 24 September 2013 2 years ago 4.2
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
Adult singing Locality Moselle, Lorraine, France
Didier Collin 29 May 2012 2 years ago 5
song Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 8 weeks ago 4.7
song, with Thrush Nightingale and Waterrail Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 8 weeks ago 4.7
song Locality Brandenburg, Germany
Joe Klaiber 37 weeks ago 4.7
Song and calls. Locality Hungary
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 23 May 2004 5 years ago 4.5
short song Locality Brandenburg, Germany
Joe Klaiber 37 weeks ago 4