- Acrocephalus agricola
12–14 cm (4¾-5½ in)
- Plumage varies through the season from rusty to palish-buff unstreaked upperparts
- Whitish underparts
- Whitish supercilium
- Short bill, with yellowish lower mandible
- Long tail
Eurasian Reed Warbler which has longer wings and shorter tail, and less marked supercillium.
Rare, but regular vagrant to western Europe
Low dense vegetation such as long grass, reeds and rice, besides lakes and marshes
Flicks and cocks the tail.
Nests low in reeds. Their clutch contains 4-5 eggs. There may be a second brood.
Gleans insects such as mayflies, dragonflies, bugs, cicadids and caddis flies from reeds and also in tree canopy.
Calls and song less harsh than Marsh Warbler.
Call: chek and zak
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Hering, J., Flade, M. & Wink, M. (2015): Records of Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola in Turkey and evidence for a monotypic taxon. Sandgrouse 37(2): 130–136.
- Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of this species
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2019)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Paddyfield Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Paddyfield_Warbler