Australian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus australis)

The Australian Reed Warbler is a small passerine bird that belongs to the family of Acrocephalidae. It is a non-migratory bird that inhabits marshes, reed beds and swamplands throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, and parts of Indonesia.

The bird measures about 13 cm in length and weighs around 10 grams. It has a long, slender bill and a distinctive grey-brown plumage with a pale underside. The bird also has a longer tail than most of the other warblers, which helps it to balance on reeds and grasses.

The Australian Reed Warbler is known for its melodious, high-pitched song that can be heard from a distance. The male bird sings a flurry of notes in a rapid succession, while the female's song is more subdued. Both males and females are territorial, and their songs are used to defend their territories and to attract mates.

The Australian Reed Warbler feeds on insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates that it finds in the reeds and marshes. It forages on the ground, in the water, and in the vegetation, and it uses its long bill to catch its prey.

Breeding occurs during the wet season, between September and April. The male bird builds a small, cup-shaped nest made of reeds and grasses, which is usually hidden in dense vegetation. The female lays 3-4 eggs, which hatch after an incubation period of about 12-14 days. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks.

Despite being a common bird, the Australian Reed Warbler is vulnerable to changes in its habitat. The destruction of marshes and reed beds due to urbanization and agriculture is a major threat to its survival. Climate change may also affect its breeding patterns and migration patterns. Conservation efforts are underway to protect and preserve its natural habitat and population.

Other names

Acrocephalus australis



Australian Reed Warbler

boscarla d'Austràlia



australski trstenjak

rákosník australský

Australsk Drosselrørsanger

Australische Karekiet


Rousserolle d’Australie


Cannareccione australiano


australinė nendrinukė


trzciniak australijski


Австралийская камышевка

trsteniarik hnedokrídly

Carricero australiano

australisk rörsångare

Avustralya Kamışçını

очеретянка австралійська

austraalia roolind

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