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Blyth's Reed Warbler

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Photo by Seyed Babak MusaviTandureh National Park, north-eastern Iran, April 2005
Photo by Seyed Babak Musavi
Tandureh National Park, north-eastern Iran, April 2005
Acrocephalus dumetorum


[edit] Identification

Young birdPhoto by SanyaFilyovsky Park, Moscow, Russia, August 2006
Young bird
Photo by Sanya
Filyovsky Park, Moscow, Russia, August 2006

12-14 cm (4¾-5½ in)

  • Plain brown back
  • Pale underparts

Sexes identical
Juvenile: more yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

Breeds mainly in the Eastern Palearctic; winters in India and Sri Lanka.
The breeding range extends into the Western Palearctic into western Russia and Finland where the species is found mainly in the south around Helsinki but also up along the coast to Oulu.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Scrub and tall plants, Open country with bushes and other small vegetation, orchards, woodland and semi-evergreen forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and some berries.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in a bush; the clutch consists of 4-6 eggs.

[edit] Vocalisation

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Wikipedia
  3. BF Member observations

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