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Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

SW

BTO 5

SEDWA

Euring 5

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Green Status

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Sedge Warbler is a summer resident in much of the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland. It has a "Green" status because of its large, stable population.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Sedge Warbler: Small warbler. Dark brown crown with faint, pale streaks, broad, buff eyebrow, black line through eye, white crescent below eye. Brown back and nape with grey streaks, and plain brown rump. Wings and tail dark grey and brown. White underparts with pale brown breast and flanks.


Range and Habitat

Sedge Warbler: Summer breeder found throughout the UK & Ireland. Range extends east across much of Europe to western Siberia. Birds can be seen from spring until autumn when they leave for sub-Saharan Africa. Prefered habitat is comprised of wetland areas, particularly those with reedbeds.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Jean Roche Sound

Sedge Warbler 3

  • Title: Sedge Warbler 3
  • Description: Typical song.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Sedge Warbler 4

  • Title: Sedge Warbler 4
  • Description: Alarm calls.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Xeno-Canto Sound

Sedge Warbler A1

  • Title: Sedge Warbler A1
  • Recordist: Andrew Spencer
  • Description: Call is a sharp "check".
  • Location: et
  • Date: "August 15, 2016"

Jean Roche Similar Sounding

Aquatic Warbler 1

  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Title: Aquatic Warbler 1
  • Description: "Trrrurr" and various calls.
  • Location: uk
  • Date: "February 7, 2011"

Marsh Warbler 5

  • Title: Marsh Warbler 5
  • Description: Typical calls.
  • Recordist: Jean Roche
  • Date Imported: "February 21, 2011"
  • Location: uk

Voice Text

"chit-chit-tuk-tuk-tuk-chit-ter-we-terwee-tit-tit-twee-twee-tit-it-it-it-cherwee", "tuk", "churr"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The oldest recorded Sedge Warbler was ringed in Finland and reached the age of 10 years, 1 month. Two years is the typical lifespan for this bird.
  • It was first described by Carolus Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758. British ornithologists did not distinguish the species from the Eurasian Reed Warbler until the 18th Century.
  • Its scientific name is derived from the Greek akros, meaning 'pointed', and kephale ('head'), skhoiniklos ('reed') and baino ('to walk').
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

BreastX
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CrownX
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EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
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The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
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The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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Four-letter (for English common names) and six-letter (for scientific names) species alpha codes were developed by Pyle and DeSante (2003, North American Bird-Bander 28:64-79) to reflect A.O.U. taxonomy and nomenclature (A.O.U. 1998) as modified by Supplements 42 (Auk 117:847-858, 2000) and 43 (Auk 119:897-906, 2002). The list has been updated by Pyle and DeSante to reflect changes reported by the A.O.U from 2003 through 2006.

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To find the ITIS page for a bird species go to the ITIS web site advanced search and report page at http://www.itis.gov/advanced_search.html. You can enter the TSN or the common name of the bird. It will return the ITIS page for that bird. Another way to obtain the ITIS page is to use the Google search engine. Enter the string ITIS followed by the taxonomic ID, for example "ITIS 178041" will return the page for the Allen's Hummingbird.

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