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

Luscinia svecica pallidogularis 
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Recorded on the 29th of May 2005 in the south of Tomsk (dry meadow; at 5624N, 8457E). Background species: Riparia riparia, Acanthis cannadina, Carpodacus erythrinus, Hippolais calligata, Carduelis carduelis.

Usually arrives at the end of the thaw period. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears in the second half of April.

Breeds in open floodplains with bushes, scattered trees and small, soggy upland birch woods. In rural areas inhabits the edges of cultivations and gardens. Absent from dense, tall forests. Common and region-wide.

Sings from May until mid-July.