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Sedge Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Photo © by IanF
Dorman's Pool, Port Clarence, England, 1 May 2007

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.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Juvenile
Photo © by Yilane
Merzse Marsh, Budapest, Hungary, 12 July 2010

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Reed beds with bushes. Damp ditches.

Behaviour

Breeding

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

Diet

The diet includes insects and berries.

Flight

Compact outline, strong but fluttery flight. Hops.

Adult male in song flight
Photo © by JWW
Town's Holt, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, 28 June 2010

Vocalisation

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Thread with links to both Eurasian Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler songs for comparison

References

  1. 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/
  2. Dyrcz, A. (2018). Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58794 on 13 October 2018).
  3. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
  4. Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
  5. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
  6. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, September 8). Sedge warbler. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:29, October 13, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sedge_warbler&oldid=858574518

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