The Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla breeds mostly in open woodland with a tall rather than thick undergrowth layer, but also in parks, orchards and gardens, with the nest site usually located in various species of shrub or tree.

We have been studying Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus at Stawy Milickie nature reserve close to Milicz, southwest Poland, since 2006 (Hałupka et


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