This is a shy and skulking bird which is usually difficult to see or photograph. This individual was photographed having recently returned from migration and was singing on territory in a low brush pile.
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Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Armenia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Bangladesh,Belarus,Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria,China,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Egypt,Estonia,Ethiopia, Finland,France,Gambia,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Gibraltar,Greece,Guinea,Hungary, India - mainland,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lebanon, Liberia,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Macedonia,Mali,Mauritania,Moldova,Mongolia, Morocco,Netherlands,Nigeria,Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Russia, Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Sierra Leone,Slovakia,Slovenia,South Sudan,Spain,Sri Lanka,Sudan, Sweden,Switzerland,Tajikistan,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom,Uzbekistan, Western Sahara,Zambia,
IOC 9.1 Subspecies
Europe to w European Russia and Ukraine
e European Russia to sw, sc Siberia, e Kazakhstan, w Mongolia and nw China