The overall distribution of this species can be assessed, and
specific locations where birds have been spotted can be found,
based on individual sighting reports submitted by birdwatchers to
The global distribution of Savi's Warbler is available
There are three extant races of Savi's Warblers, which are
a migratory Eurasian species.
Nominate race "luscinioides"
overwinters in western Africa, from Senegal to Lake Chad and
northern Ghana and migrates to breed along the North coast of
Africa and in parts of southern, central and eastern Europe.
Race "sarmatica" overwinters in north-eastern Africa and breeds
in far eastern and south-eastern Europe.
Race "fusca", which overwinters in Sudan and Ethiopia, breeds
in an area spanning from the western Mediterranean, via Asia
Minor into western and central Asia.
In Europe two races of Savi's Warblers are found only as
The breeding range of nominate race "luscinioides"
extends from a few suitable wetlands in parts of Iberia, via
(mostly the vallyes of the major rivers, such as Saone, Seine,
Rhine, Po and Danube) parts of central Europe to eastern Europe,
from Poland to the near-coastal parts of the Baltic States.
They are also present in large parts of the Hungarian Puszta.
Race "sarmatica" breeds only in Ukraine, along the Sea of Azov,
in the Volga region and the Urals.
During their migration Savi's Warblers follow distinct flight
paths, where they can be seen while under way.
Savi's Warblers have a preference for extended reed beds in
wetlands, often with interspersed shrubs.