(Squad Passerine, The Suborder Singers, Family Trjasoguzki)
The forest ridge is a small bird, similar in size of a Sparrow, but more slender. The main distinguishing feature of the ridge forest - elnozahy claw back finger. The color of this bird is modest: the back is yellowish-brownish-gray with dark longitudinal spots, abdomen rusty-yellow with dark-brown longitudinal spots on craw and breast. Wings brownish with light and dark streaks, poorly cut the tail is blackish-brown with whitish rim on the outer edge. Nest skates in Europe, Asia, the Caucasus and Siberia.
These migratory birds wintering in southern Europe, Africa and South Asia. Arrive to us in April.
Settles skate mostly under small bushes, small trees, nedelkovski forests or meadows. The nest is a bowl-shaped ridge always puts in a shallow pit. It neatly woven from dry stems of herbaceous plants, nerazlochennym and larger in outer walls, bent and woven into them smaller inland. The litter in the nest is missing, only occasionally can be found here horsehair. In mid spring the young couple will have Chicks, and adults now will worry at the slightest approach of a person to the nest. Feeds on tree Pipit insects.
The voice of the forest ridge:
Used in text:
A. Gorbunova. "Migratory and wintering birds of Russia. Thematic dictionary in pictures"
Artist: Catherine Reznichenko