Bird Families

Bird Voices As the Song Cricket (Locustella certhiola) sings

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Males and females of the song cricket in breeding plumage are brownish-gray above, with a slightly darker head and brownish uppertail. The occiput is grayish, more gray in the male. Eyebrow ocher-gray. On the head, neck and front of the back there are dark trunk spots disappearing on the upper tail. Flight feathers are brownish with lighter edges. On brown tail feathers (the central pair is rusty-brown or clay-brown), dark apical and light apical stripes are clearly visible, and sometimes traces of transverse striation along all feathers. The underside of the body is buffy-whitish, with a slight brownish bloom on the sides. Undertail is buffy. The underside of the wing is grayish-whitish. The upper mandible is dark, the mandible is yellowish, the legs are light, the eyes are light brown. Juveniles have a yellowish coating on the underside of the body and longitudinal mottling of the throat and chest. Sizes: wing 63-66; tail 54-57, weight 14.0-17.0.

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