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Sedge Warbler

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A common species of reed beds in summer but more often heard than seen.


 

 

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Sedge Warbler
Scientific Name Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Status Locally frequent
Interest Level
2
Species Family Warblers
Visible
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
  • Rivers
  • Reed beds
Look for Short bursts of harsh warbling song from reeds
Additional Identification Notes
  • Often heard, less often seen
  • Similar to the reed warbler but with a more pronounced eye-stripe
  • The song is not unlike the reed warbler but comes in much shorter bursts