French: Phragmite des joncs German: Schilfrohrsänger Spanish: Carricerín común
Europe (except S & SW) E to W Siberia (E to R Yenisey), Turkey, Caucasus and Kazakhstan; winters in sub-Saharan Africa (except SW).
12·5–13 cm; 8·1–17·9 g (mean 11·2 g). A small, slim, buff and brown warbler with bluntly pointed wing, round-cornered tail. Has distinct... read more
Song, delivered from an exposed perch with intermittent song flights, is a loud and vigorous medley... read more
Variety of low dense vegetation, often near water or in moist depressions, including shore... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and their larvae; also spiders (Araneae), harvestmen (Opiliones), small slugs and snails; earthworms and some plant materials... read more
Laying mainly from end Apr in W Europe, from early May in C Europe and from mid-May in S Finland. Chiefly monogamous, with 0–17... read more
Migratory. Entire population winters in sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal E to Ethiopia and S to N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as a Species of European Conservation Concern, because more than half of its global range is in Europe. Widespread on the... read more
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