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African Reed Warbler
The sexes are similar
Acrocephalus baeticatus was split from the Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus; recent studies indicate that they may be lumped again in future.
Acrocephalus baeticatus has about seven subspecies:
Some authorities split A. avicenniae (Mangrove Warbler) and A. cinnamomeus (Cinnamon Warbler, including both A. b. cinnamomeus and A. b. fraterculus) as separate species.
Over or close to marshy ground, in reed or sedge beds, or in rank, reedy areas
The diet includes insects and invertebrates.
It builds a deep basket nest from strips of reed blades, grass and sedges, lined with finer grasses, placed low in reeds. 2-4 white eggs are laid.
The song is a slow, chattering jit-jit-jit.
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