Savi’s Warbler
Savi’s Warbler
Savi’s Warbler
Scientific Name 
Locustella luscinioides
Arabic Name 
دخلة الأنهار بيضاء الحنجرة
Kuwaiti name 
14.0 cm
Least Concern


Uncommon passage migrant. A marsh bird, but seen in thickets with bushes and trees anywhere during migration. Its monotonous song, like the sound of a fishing reel, is heard in Kuwait’s reed beds, where the species may perhaps breed.
Where in Kuwait 
It is a species found in reed beds, usually with some bushes and is more often seen in the Jahra area where there is suitable habitat, either on the coast or inland
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a population that is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction. It breeds in southern Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is not a skulky species, but can be difficult to see in the reeds except sometimes when singing.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation