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Sedge Warbler

From Opus

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Photo by IanFDorman's Pool, Port Clarence, England
Photo by IanF
Dorman's Pool, Port Clarence, England

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[edit] Identification

11.5-13 cm
Adult

  • Brown upperparts, streaked black
  • Rusty-brown rump
  • Dark cap
  • Strong white supercilium
  • Longish, broad rounded tail
  • Whitish underparts
  • Buff flanks
  • Greyish-brown legs

Immature: fine streaking on breast
The sexes are identical.

[edit] Distribution

Breeds throughout Europe and Asia, winters in sub-Saharan Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

JuvenilePhoto by YilaneMerzse Marsh, Budapest, Hungary, July 2010
Juvenile
Photo by Yilane
Merzse Marsh, Budapest, Hungary, July 2010

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Reed beds with bushes. Damp ditches.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The clutch of 3-5 eggs are laid in a nest made low in dense reeds or a bush.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and berries.

[edit] Flight

Compact outline, strong but fluttery flight. Hops.

Photo by JWWTown's Holt, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, June 2010
Photo by JWW
Town's Holt, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, June 2010

[edit] Vocalisation


Listen in an external program
Thread with links to both Eurasian Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler songs for comparison

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
  3. Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
  4. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
  5. Wikipedia

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