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Extremely rare vagrant. One record in early September 2006 at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve is the first confirmation of this bird in Kuwait. This bird has similarities to Olivaceous and Sykes’s warbler.
Where in Kuwait
It occupies relatively open areas of shrub in the desert environment and there are only 3 records from Kuwait with the last been seen at SAANR in August 2012.
In the world
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be increasing owing to a westerly range expansion. Its range stretches from west and south-west Russia, eastwards to central and northern Kazakhstan, north-western Mongolia, north-west China and south-central Siberia. It migrates to India for the winter. It is often found moving in a restless manner through the undergrowth, or perched on branches.