- Acrocephalus melanopogon
Streaked brown back and white underparts. Black crown. The forehead is flattened, there is a prominent whitish supercilium, grey ear coverts, and the bill is strong and pointed. Short rounded tail is often cocked
Young birds have spots on the breast and a creamy central crown stripe
- A. m. elanopogon:
- A. m. mimicus:
- A. m. albiventris:
- Russia (eastern coast of Sea of Azov to lower Don River)
Upright aquatic vegetation such as reeds and sedge.
Breeding starts from mid-April. A clutch of three to six eggs are laid and incubated for 14-15 days. Builds an untidy nest in low dense vegetation
Diet includes insects and water snails.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Moustached Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Moustached_Warbler