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with dense low cover for nesting.
Insects are the main food in the breeding season, although fruit
predominates when birds are fattening prior to
migration, figs being a particular favourite where
Brown upperparts and dull white underparts; the sexes are similar and
juveniles resemble the adults.
The first eggs are laid in late April in southern Germany, early May in
northwest Europe, and late May in Finland.
Four or five blotched cream or white eggs.
The southward migration starts in mid-July, with larger numbers
departing in August and peaking in early September. Most adults have
gone by mid-September, although juveniles may linger for another month.