Asian Desert Warbler

Sylvia nana

ML91432361


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James Kennerley 🦄
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Desert Warbler nest!! (40.411, 63.988)
Buxoro, Uzbekistan
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Latitude and Longitude 40.4113, 63.9876 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Superb views of a singing male that was also nest building! Nest was located in the middle of a small Artemesia bush, about 30 cm off the ground. Nest was with good structure and some lining and I was surprised by how deep the cup was (c. 6cm). I observed the male collecting lining material on two occasions but it dropped the material both times. He later brought a long piece of dead grass to the nest which was when I found it. Otherwise he was singing, nearly continuously, from the top of Artemisia bushes or foraging around base of small bushes, only rarely moving into the open < 5 occasions, plus two occasions when collecting lining material. Generally fairly mobile around his territory which was approximately 50 m x 50 m. Another male heard singing more distantly.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,233KB
Dimensions
1783 x 1189

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