Birds of the southern taiga of western Siberia - song and habitat around Tomsk

Sylvia curruca 
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Recorded on the 20th of May 2003 near Kolarovo village (15 km to the south of Tomsk) (mixed woodland; at 5621N, 8456E). Background species: Phylloscopus trochilus, Corvus cornix, Parus montanus, Turdus pilaris, Streptopelia orientalis. 

Arrives immediately after the snow melting period. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears mostly in the first third of May.

Inhabits different types of woods with rich undergrowth, riverine stands of willow, gardens and parks.

Sings from the second third of May until early or mid-July.