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

Larvivora/Luscinia cyane
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Recorded on the 15th of June 2002 Kislovka village near Tomsk (coniferous forest in the river valley; at 5625N, 8423E). Background species: Phylloscopus trochilus, Pica pica, Actitis hypoleucos, Acrocephalus dumetorum.

Returns from wintering late. Does not appear in Tomsk and its suburbs before June. Inhabits coniferous and mixed forests with rich undergrowth, with a preference for denser, older forests and undulated terrain. A few pairs breed irregularly in city parks. Common in the south of the region, less common in the north.

Sings for about one month from arrival until the end of June - early July.