A migratory (spring: end of April – May, autumn: August – September) and breeding species in Cyprus and the Akamas. It is a common species of the Sylvidae family, more common at low-medium altitudes up to the mountainous areas, in a variety of habitats, with a preference for places with scattered trees, open wooded areas, orchards, even inside villages.
It moves more among the foliage of trees or large bushes, looking for its food. From these places it sings to set its territory and attract females, often climbing to open, exposed spots that can be easily seen. Its song is monotonous, with a series of repeated, up-and-down notes (chirps), in a circular pattern.