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 8 videos
A singing male Locality Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Manu Santa-Cruz 2 May 2012 49 weeks ago 12 sec 4
A bird high up in the reed flying away. Locality Vossemeer, Dronten, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp luscinioides)
Yoel Jimenez 5 June 2011 1 year ago 13 sec 4
An adult bird singing Locality Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Javier Ortas 26 March 2006 4 years ago 31 sec 4
singing loud in the sunlight Locality Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp luscinioides)
Daniêl Jimenez 24 April 2011 2 years ago 2 min 19 sec 3.7
A male singing Locality Extremadura, Spain (ssp luscinioides )
Eric Roualet 22 April 2007 2 years ago 22 sec 3.3
A bird singing in some reeds. Locality Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp luscinioides)
Paul Clarke 16 May 2009 3 years ago 20 sec 3
on the twigs
Locality Zagreb County, Croatia (ssp luscinioides)
spiljar 7 June 2011 1 year ago 4.2
standing on reeds in Ramot Sewage pond.
Locality Ramot, Golan Heights, Israel
Lior Kislev 27 October 2008 1 year ago 4.1
Singing at early morning
Zotyesz 2 June 2009 3 years ago 4
A 1A of Savi's Warbler catched in the ringing station of Genêts (Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel), France
Locality Normandie, France
Jérôme Fournier 9 August 2009 3 years ago 3