French: Rousserolle de Newton German: Madagaskarrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero malgache
near Soamandrikazay, Madagascar
18 cm; 14·5–20·5 g. A medium-sized warbler with slender silhouette, long bill, relatively large feet and strong legs, a graduated tail and relatively short, rounded... read more
Song, mostly from within vegetation, a loud sequence of liquid, resonant, melodious low and high... read more
Various types of freshwater habitat, especially in areas of slow-moving and stagnant waters,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects. Forages mostly in dense vegetation, preferring to move within reedbed from one vertical stalk to another. Flies little and... read more
Season May–Jan, peak Nov–Dec. Two nests described, each a deep cup of dry grasses and other herbaceous stems, dead bleached... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and sometimes locally common across much of Madagascar; less numerous in S of range.
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