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

Hippolais calligata
-  Booted Warbler - Северная бормотушка - Kleine Spotvogel  -  Song

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Recorded on the 9th of June 2002 in the south of Tomsk (dry meadow; at 5624N, 8457E). Background species: Carpodacus erythrinus, Cuculus canorus.  

Arrives when the leaves have appeared and the perennial grasses have started to grow in the grasslands. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears in the final third of May.

Bird of open terrain. Breeds in low vegetation (low bushes, tall grasses). Absent from dense, tall forest. Common species, more often seen in the south of the region.

Sings from the end of May until mid-July.