The common grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) is a species of Old World warbler in the grass warbler genus Locustella. It breeds across much of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in north and west Africa. The genus name Locustella is from Latin and is a diminutive of locusta, "grasshopper". Like the English name, this refers to the characteristic insect-like song of the common grasshopper warbler and some others in this genus. The specific naevia is Latin for "spotted ".

This small passerine bird is found in short dense vegetation, often close to water. It is a medium-sized warbler about 13 cm (5 in) long. The adult has a streaked brown back and whitish grey underparts which are unstreaked except on the undertail coverts. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are yellower below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous. Four to seven eggs are laid in a nest on or near the ground in thick vegetation or in a tussock of grass.

This is a species which skulks in the undergrowth, creeping through bushes and low foliage, and which is very difficult to see except sometimes when singing from a prominent position. The song, which gives this species its name, is a monotonous mechanical insect-like reeling, often given at dawn or dusk.



Common Grasshopper-Warbler
Date Location Count
2021-09-04 17:25PN Sintra-Cascais--Parque de Natureza da Quinta do Pisão1
2021-08-25 07:00RN Estuário do Tejo--EVOA--área geral (acesso condicionado)2
2021-08-23 07:10Campos do Lis--Carreira/Galeota1
2021-09-05 10:11Vilarinha1
2021-08-29 06:33Vale do rio Lena--Faniqueira/Golpilheira1
2021-08-28 06:00Caniçal do Coura11
2021-08-24 07:00Ria de Aveiro--Salreu (percurso do Rio Jardim)1
2021-09-05 06:29RN Paul do Boquilobo--área geral3
2021-08-22 08:41Pateira de Frossos1
2021-09-14 10:05Forcarei--Monte de As Rabadeiras1
2021-09-09 18:40ETAR de Vilamoura1
2021-08-28 06:35Foz da ribeira do Vale Vaqueiro1
2021-09-03 15:20Albufeira de Gouvães1
2021-09-15 17:23Bruceira1
2021-09-04 07:22PN Serra da Estrela--Mata da Câmara1
2021-09-16 08:20Badajoz--Azud del Guadiana1
2021-09-11 07:45Vermiosa1
2021-09-04 10:30Matarrosa del Sil--Pueblo y alrededores1
2021-08-24 08:22El Batán--Arrozales del Pueblo1
2021-09-03 19:00Río Salor--Puente Viejo de la Mocha1
2021-08-29 20:50Don Álvaro--Pueblo1
2021-08-19 08:52Cipérez--Pueblo y Río Valdeguilera1
2021-08-25 20:32Embalse de Arrocampo--Calle Nueva1
2021-09-07 19:32Zotes del Paramo--Gravera1
2021-08-22 18:22Chozas de Arriba--Laguna1
2021-09-17 08:00Pelabravo--Graveras de Naharros del Río1
2021-09-03 12:35Isles of Scilly--Gugh1
2021-08-30 18:50Machacón--Graveras de Francos1
2021-09-02 07:34Azud de Riolobos1
2021-09-05 06:50Tacumshin Lake--general area1
2021-09-14 18:32Sierra Crestellina1
2021-08-23 09:01R115 Old Military Road at Carrigshouk1
2021-09-08 19:13Alto Valderaduey--Area general1
2021-09-13 06:00Laguna de Boada3
2021-09-04 09:35Laguna de El Oso1
2021-09-15 08:52Laguna de Pedraza
2021-09-10 08:45Laguna de la Nava ENat--Área general2
2021-08-28 07:48The Lizard1
2021-09-11 06:00Cabezarrubias del Puerto--EAC El Chorrillo1
2021-09-06 07:00Skokholm1
2021-08-20 06:00Station de baguage de Trunvel3
2021-09-17 17:03Embalse de Pedrezuela--Guadalix de la Sierra1
2021-09-15 15:30Lagunas de Atapuerca1
2021-09-16 13:15Laguna de la Veguilla1
2021-08-28 07:08Oxwich Bay--Oxwich NNR4
2021-08-21 11:59Lago de Arreo4
2021-08-26 07:25Sabinar de Calatañazor RNat3
2021-09-03 11:13Mungia1
2021-09-16 07:50Embalse de la Cuerda del Pozo--Calas de Abejar5
2021-08-31 12:33Exminster and Powderham Marshes RSPB Reserve--Exminster Marsh1
2021-09-03 10:20Fuentecantos--Graveras.1
2021-09-12 07:40Fuentecantos--Dehesa y entorno pueblo4
2021-09-05 07:35Laguna del Guarrero (Tardajos de Duero)4
2021-08-19 14:15Velilla de Medinaceli1
2021-09-05 09:20Laguna del Cubillo (Cubo de Hogueras)2
2021-08-30 10:20Urex de Medinaceli1
2021-09-05 10:17Laguna Herrera (Aldealafuente)2
2021-08-21 11:18Cosmeston Lakes1
2021-09-04 10:15Lavernock Point1
2021-08-24 20:32Orio1
2021-08-19 08:25Txingudi--Jaizubia2
2021-09-16 07:08Portland Bird Observatory1
2021-09-06 07:10Arguedas--arrozales1
2021-09-10 07:35Sierra de Alaitz1
2021-08-27 07:25Laguna del Cañizar1
2021-09-04 06:35Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park LNR1
2021-09-06 05:52Lytchett Fields RSPB Reserve1
2021-09-15 06:05Lytchett Heath1
2021-09-07 06:55Durlston Country Park2
2021-08-27 06:15Hengistbury Head LNR1
2021-08-23 08:26Whiteley Nab1
2021-09-02 07:59Soil Hill3
2021-08-25 17:12Ventnor Downs1
2021-09-04 19:34Otmoor RSPB Reserve1
2021-08-23 07:10Aylestone Meadows LNR1
2021-09-11 14:07Medmerry RSPB Reserve1
2021-08-29 07:02Thursley NNR1
2021-08-29 08:06Shackleford Farmland1
2021-08-29 07:13Climping - Littlehampton1
2021-09-02 05:57Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve1
2021-09-12 19:40Balsas de Estaña2
2021-08-29 09:00Alkborough Flats1
2021-08-25 08:29Richmond Park (London)1
2021-09-05 07:35Alexandra Park (London)1
2021-08-29 06:02Walthamstow Wetlands1
2021-09-16 05:57Beachy Head Ringing Station3
2021-09-11 05:45Spurn Point NNR1
2021-09-14 06:33Bockhill1
2021-09-08 10:30Hickling Broad NNR--Hickling Marshes NWT NR1
2021-09-04 08:36Landes de Montagny1
2021-08-27 06:45Meijendel1
2021-08-25 14:00Nidder / Feuchtwiesen bei Eichen, Nidderau1
2021-08-27 06:00Zugwiesen Ludwigsburg (gesamt)1
2021-09-11 08:10Torslandaviken1
2021-08-30 06:30Secovlje Salina Nature Park - South2
2021-09-09 06:00Falsterbo--South Flommen1
2021-08-21 05:00Radovesická výsypka5
2021-09-12 11:13Zdravci4
2021-09-05 00:00CHKO Český ráj--PR Žabakor2
2021-09-14 04:30NPP Žehuňský rybník1
2021-09-14 06:00Christiansø2
2021-08-21 11:30Ptačí park Josefovské louky1
2021-09-12 06:00CHKO Jeseníky--Červenohorské sedlo1
2021-08-21 18:04Tovačov--bažantnice2
2021-08-19 07:56Péteri-tó1
2021-09-16 05:00Ornitologický stacionár Drienovec1
2021-09-11 17:36Siemianówka Reservoir (IBA PL170)1
2021-08-30 08:21Sapieginės miškas1
2021-09-04 07:05Jawaharpur--Punjab6
2021-09-01 05:52Jawaharpur,Derabassi,near Chandigarh2