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Eurasian Reed Warbler

(Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Alternate name(s): "European Reed Warbler", "Reed Warbler*"
German name(s): "Teichrohrsänger"

Size: 12.5-14 cm
Weight: 12 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Reed Warbler at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "scirpaceus"

This race is called the "Eurasian Reed Warbler".

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view from above onto a Eurasian Reed Warbler; note the long, thin bill, the warm hues on the back and the red-brown rump (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler in shady conditions (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

Near-frontal view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

Near-lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler in shady conditions (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler in shady conditions (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler in shady conditions (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of an immature Eurasian Reed Warbler (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2019]

Behaviour

Eurasian Reed Warblers can be observed outside reeds when visiting other thickets, such as e.g. bramble vines.

Lateral view of a Eurasian Reed Warbler foraging for prey in a bramble thicket (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2019]

Food, Diet

Eurasian Reed Warbler with its prey, an insect (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2019]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

eurwarb_jp_20190426.m4a scirpaceus
(Portugal)
Territorial calls © JP

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