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Dorn- und Zaungrasmücke [Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat] Sylvia communis Lathan, S. curruca (L.)

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By: Axel Siefke(Author)
88 pages, 30 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Dorn- und Zaungrasmücke [Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat]
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Language: German

The warblers, which are amongst the last migratory birds to return from Africa in late April / early May, are among the most famous native songbirds. Treated here are the Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) and Lesser Whitethroad (Sylvia curruca), which are birds of open land, unlike the forest-dwelling Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) and Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), which move like typical bush birds with quick movements and are skilful climbers in thick undergrowth. In their habit and their way of life, the two are essentially similar, but in their singing and their choice of nest site they behave differently. The Lesse Whitethroat lives near human settlements, while the Common Whitethroat has a preference for thickets in the broadest sense. In this book the reader will learn the whole life of the two species in their breeding area, from the territory establishment, the courtship behavior and various phases of nest-building, the scrupulous care of the brood by adult birds, to the behavior of the young birds from the first day until fledging and their journey to their winter quarters. Warbler populations are threatened by various hazards. As natural enemies of many insects they should be protected, and this especially applies to their nesting areas in hedges and shrubs.

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Die Grasmücken (besser Grauschlüpfer), die als fast letzte Zugvögel Ende April/Anfang Mai aus Afrika zurückkehren, gehören zu den bekanntesten heimischen Singvögeln. Die hier behandelten Arten Dorn- und Zaungrasmücke, die im Gegensatz zu den waldbewohnenden Arten Garten- und Mönchsgrasmücke Vögel offenen Geländes sind, bewegen sich als typische Gebüschvögel mit schnellen Bewegungen und als gewandte Kletterer im dichten Unterholz. In ihrem Habitus und ihrer Lebensweise ähneln sich die beiden weitgehend, in ihrem Gesang und in der Wahl ihres Nistplatzes verhalten sie sich unterschiedlich. Die Zaungrasmücke lebt in der Nähe menschlicher Siedlungen, während die Dorngrasmücke für Dornenbüsche im weitesten Sinne eine Vorliebe zeigt. Wir lernen das gesamte Leben der beiden Arten im Brutgebiet kennen, von der Revierabgrenzung, dem Balzverhalten über die verschiedenen Phasen des Nestbaues, der gewissenhaften Brutpflege der Altvögel bis zum Verhalten der Jungvögel vom ersten Tage ab bis zum Flüggewerden und zum Zug ins Winterquartier. Auch die Grasmücken sind durch mannigfache Gefahren in ihrem Bestand gefährdet. Als Insektenvertilger sollten sie, vor allem aber auch ihre Nistgebiete in Hecken und Sträuchern, weitgehend geschützt werden.

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Monograph
By: Axel Siefke(Author)
88 pages, 30 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
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