Sedge Warbler


Sedge Warbler

Taxobox
name = Sedge Warbler
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1


image_width = 250px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Sylviidae
genus = "Acrocephalus"
species = "A. schoenobaenus"
binomial = "Acrocephalus schoenobaenus"
binomial_authority = (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Sedge Warbler ("Acrocephalus schoenobaenus") is an Old World warbler in the genus "Acrocephalus". It breeds across Europe and western and central Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.

This small passerine bird is a species found in reed beds with bushes. 3-5 eggs are laid in a nest in reeds or a bush. Pairs are usually monogamous, but not strictly so (Leisler & Wink 2000).

This is a medium-sized warbler, nowrap|11.5-13 cm long. The adult has a heavily streaked brown back and pale underparts. The forehead is flattened, there is a prominent whitish supercilium, and the bill is strong and pointed. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are streaked on the breast below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small food items including berries.

The song is a fast, chattering "jirra-jirra-jirra" punctuated with typically acrocephaline whistles and mimicry.

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

* Leisler, B. & Wink, Michael (2000): Frequencies of multiple paternity in three "Acrocephalus" species (Aves: Sylviidae) with different mating systems ("A. palustris, A. arundinaceus, A. paludicola"). "Ethology, Ecology & Evolution" 12: 237-249. [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/fak14/ipmb/phazb/pubwink/2000/14.%202000.pdf PDF fulltext]

External links

* [http://www.ibercajalav.net/img/356_SedgeWarblerAschoenobaenus.pdf Ageing and sexing (PDF) by Javier Blasco-Zumeta]


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