Singing Male Basra Reed Warbler (2)

Singing Male Basra Reed Warbler (2)
Species: Basra Reed-warbler   Acrocephalus griseldis
Author: Gregory Askew--Saudi Birding
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Added to IBC: 5 May 2019 - 09:24
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Altitude (m): 
484 meters
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This is the second year in a row that I have recorded male Basra Reed Warblers singing in the reed along the Riyadh River in Al Ha'ir. Last year I located three singing males in the same area. Intriguingly, there was a BB survey conducted there back in the 1990s and it was suspected then that the species may be breeding in the area.

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Gregory Askew--Saudi Birding, IBC1581843. Accessible at

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Gregory Askew--Saudi Birding, IBC1581843. Sound recording of Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis at Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. Accessible at

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