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Encyclopedia > Reed Warbler
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: scirpaceus
Binomial name
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
(Hermann, 1804)

The Eurasian Reed Warbler, or just Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds across Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.


This small passerine bird is a species found in reed beds, usually with some bushes. 3-5 eggs are laid in a basket nest in reeds.


This is a medium-sized warbler, 12.5-14cm in length. The adult has a unstreaked brown back and buff underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are richer buff below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small food items including berries.


The song is a slow, chattering jit-jit-jit with typically acrocephaline whistles and mimicry added.


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reed - definition by dict.die.net (511 words)
In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube.
Free reed (Mus.), a reed whose edges do not overlap the wind passage, -- used in the harmonium, concertina, etc. It is distinguished from the beating or striking reed of the organ and clarinet.
Reed organ (Mus.), an organ in which the wind acts on a set of free reeds, as the harmonium, melodeon, concertina, etc. Reed pipe (Mus.), a pipe of an organ furnished with a reed.
Reed Warbler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (153 words)
The Eurasian Reed Warbler, or just Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus.
The 3-5 eggs are laid in a basket nest in reeds.
Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small food items including berries.
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