Tag Archives: Western Europe

Ruff ringtone


The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a medium-sized wading bird that breeds in marshes and wet meadows across northern Eurasia. This highly gregarious sandpiper is migratory and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It is usually considered to be the only member of its genus, and the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are its bordering relatives. Philomachus_pugnax.mp3 (79 downloads)

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River Warbler ringtone


he River Warbler, Locustella fluviatilis, is an Ancient World warbler in the grass warbler genus Locustella. It breeds in east and central Europe into western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in east Africa. This small passerine bird is a species establish in dense deciduous vegetation close to water in bogs or near a river. 5-7 eggs are laid in a nest in a tussock or on the ground. This species is a rare vagrant to western Europe. In Britain, a small number of males have set up territories in spring, counting a bird in Greater Manchester in 1995. Locustella_fluviatilis.mp3 (79 downloads)

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Caspian Gull ringtone


The Caspian Gull breeds around the Black and Caspian Seas, extending eastwards across Central Asia to north-west China. In Europe it has been spreading north and west and now breeds in Poland and eastern Germany. Some birds migrate south as far as the Red Sea and Persian Gulf while others disperse into Western Europe, in countries such as Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Small numbers are now seen evenly in Britain, especially in South-east England, East Anglia and the Midlands. Larus_cachinnans.mp3 (127 downloads)

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