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

Locustella lanceolata
  -  Lanceolated Warbler - Пятнистый сверчок - Kleine Sprinkhaanzanger  -  Song

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Recorded on the 14th of June 2001 in Kislovka village near Tomsk (marshy floodplain meadow; at 5625N, 8423E). Background species: Motacilla flava, Carpodacus erythrinus, Phylloscopus fuscatus, Gallinago megala, Phylloscopus trochilus, Cuculus canorus.

Arrives at the beginning of true summer. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears in the beginning of June.

Breeds in swampy open forest with undergrowth and tall grasses, in waterlogged clearings and burnt areas in taiga, in bushy floodplains. Common and region-wide.

Sings from early June until mid- or end of July.