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Eurasian Reed Warbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sylviidae
Genus:Acrocephalus
Species:A. 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 almost exclusively in reedbeds, usually with some bushes. The 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.de:Teichrohrsänger nl:Kleine karekiet pl:Trzcinniczek

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