Garrett's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus musae)

The Garrett's Reed Warbler is a small, passerine bird that is found in China, Myanmar, and Vietnam. It belongs to the family of Acrocephalidae, commonly known as reed warblers. The species was first discovered by Robert Swinhoe, a British naturalist, in the 19th century who named it in honor of Reverend John Garrett, a fellow naturalist.

The bird is primarily gray-brown in color with a short tail and pointed wings. It measures about 12-13 cm in length and weighs only 11 grams, making it one of the smallest reed warblers. The sexes are almost identical, with the males having slightly longer and darker bills. One of the unique features of this species is its white throat and black border, which distinguishes it from other reed warblers.

The Garrett's Reed Warbler is found in wetlands, including marshes, swamps, and rice paddies. It prefers tall stands of reeds and other aquatic vegetation for nesting. It is an insectivorous bird, feeding on insects such as beetles and flies, as well as spiders and small snails.

The breeding season for this species is from May to August, during which time it builds a cup-shaped nest with grass and reeds. The female lays 3-4 eggs, which are incubated for about 12-13 days. The chicks fledge after 12-14 days and become fully independent after another week or so.

Although not much is known about the population of the Garrett's Reed Warbler, it is believed to have a stable population. The species is not currently threatened, but its habitat is under threat due to habitat loss and degradation. Wetland conservation efforts are, therefore, crucial for the survival of this species.

In conclusion, the Garrett's Reed Warbler is a small but fascinating bird that is commonly found in wetlands throughout China, Myanmar, and Vietnam. While the species is not currently threatened, its habitat is under threat, and conservation efforts are critical for its survival. As with all species, it is important to learn more about the bird and its habitat to ensure its future conservation.

Other names

Acrocephalus musae



Garrett's Reed Warbler



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