French: Phragmite aquatique German: Seggenrohrsänger Spanish: Carricerín cejudo
Lorraine and Picardy, north-east France
NE Germany–Poland border (lower R Oder) E, very locally, to Lithuania, SW & S Belarus and NW & N Ukraine; distribution in E & S of range imprecisely known but the overall breeding range has contracted significantly during recent decades#R. Winters in W Africa S of Sahara.
13 cm; 9·8–15·5 g. Secretive warbler with characteristic striped head pattern, bluntly pointed wing. Has long pale supercilium, dark lateral crownstripe,... read more
Song, from perch or in flight, mostly in evening (up to dusk), a churring “trrrrr”... read more
Preferred habitat is open, eutrophic marshes dominated by sedge (Carex) up to 80 cm tall... read more
Food and feeding
Following items recorded in diet: spiders (Araneae), dragonflies (Odonata), grasshoppers and other orthopterans, earwigs (Dermaptera),... read more
In studies in NE Poland, earliest clutch started 9th May, mean first-egg date in consecutive years between 15th and 22nd May, second broods... read more
Migratory. C European populations migrate SW in autumn to wintering grounds in W Sahelian wetlands... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Probably c. 80% of world population concentrated in relatively small area comprising valleys of R Biebrza (NE Poland), R Yaselda (SW Belarus) and R Pripyat (NW... read more
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