Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

The Blyth's Reed Warbler bird (Acrocephalus dumetorum) is a small passerine bird found in the Asian continent. It belongs to the family of Acrocephalidae which includes the reed warblers, marsh warblers, and tree warblers. This bird was first described in 1849 by the British naturalist Edward Blyth, after whom it is named.

The Blyth's Reed Warbler is a small bird with a length of about 11-12 cm. It has a brownish-grey upper body and a light yellowish-brown underbody. Its wings and tail are dark brown with light brown streaks. It has a long and pointed bill which makes it easier for it to catch insects. The eyes are dark brown and the legs are pinkish-brown.

This bird is found throughout Asia, from the southern Siberia to the northern parts of Southeast Asia. It breeds in the temperate to subtropical regions of Asia, and winters in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It prefers wetland habitats, such as reed beds, marshes, and swamps. It is also found in open woodlands, cultivated fields, and gardens.

The Blyth's Reed Warbler is a migratory bird, and it travels thousands of kilometers each year, from its breeding grounds to its wintering grounds. During the breeding season, it builds its nest by weaving grasses and other plant materials around the reeds. The nest is usually positioned near the water surface, where it is protected from predators. The female lays 3-6 eggs, which are incubated for about 13-14 days.

The diet of the Blyth's Reed Warbler consists mainly of insects, such as beetles, moths, and flies. It searches for food by hopping through the vegetation or catching insects in mid-air. It also feeds on fruits and berries during the winter months.

The Blyth's Reed Warbler is considered a common bird throughout its range, and its population is stable. However, habitat loss and degradation pose a threat to its survival in some areas. Conservation efforts are needed to protect its wetland habitats, and to reduce the impact of human activities on its breeding and wintering grounds.

Other names

Acrocephalus dumetorum



Blyth's Reed Warbler

boscarla dels matolls



trstenjak žbunjar

rákosník pokřovní




Rousserolle des buissons


Cannaiola di Blyth


sodinė nendrinukė




Садовая камышевка

Šumski trstenjak

trsteniarik krovinový

Carricero de Blyth


Kuzey Kamışçını

очеретянка садова


berki nádiposzáta


krūmu ķauķis


robidna trstnica