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Reed Warbler

Common in reed beds in summer, heard but rarely seen.

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Reed Warbler
Scientific Name Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Species Group Birds Warblers
Status Locally frequent
Interest Level
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Long and frequent warbling song from reed beds

Identification Notes
  • A common species in reeds and waterside vegetation
  • The song is more continuous than the shorter bursts of the sedge warbler
  • Few distinctive markings, best identified through its song 
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