French: Rousserolle d’Irak German: Basrarohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Basora
Nguru, Kilosa, Tanzania
E Iraq (on lower R Euphrates and R Tigris) and in SW Iran (Shadegan marshes)#R; non-breeding E Africa from S Somalia S to Mozambique and Malawi. Recently recorded breeding in Kuwait (Jahra wetlands)#R and Israel (Hula Valley)#R.
17–18 cm; 12–29 g (mean 17 g). A slim, medium-sized reed-warbler with long slender bill, relatively long wing, relatively short tail. Has quite prominent whitish... read more
Song “chuc-chuc-churruc-churruc-chuc”, similar to that of A. arundinaceus but... read more
Breeds in stands of reed (Phragmites), reedmace (Typha) and similar thick... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Diet mainly insects; probably much as for A. arundinaceus.
No information; presumably as A. arundinaceus.
Migratory. Winters in E Africa, from S Somalia and E Kenya S to C Mozambique (S to at least 17... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Mesopotamian Marshes EBA. Not much information on current breeding numbers; thought to have colonized Kuwait in mid-1990s.... read more
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