Definition of Savi's warbler in English:

Savi's warbler

noun

  • A migratory warbler, Locustella luscinioides (family Sylviidae), breeding in reed beds from Europe to central Asia, which resembles the reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) but has a reeling song similar to that of the grasshopper warbler (L. naevia).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Yarrell (1784–1856), zoologist. From the genitive of the name of Paolo Savi, Italian zoologist and geologist, who first described this bird in 1824 + warbler.

Pronunciation

Savi's warbler

/ˌsaviz ˈwɔːblə/