Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)

The Marsh Warbler is a species of bird that belongs to the family of Acrocephalidae. It is a passerine bird that migrates from Europe to Africa and back every year. The Marsh Warbler is a highly vocal bird that is known for its complex and melodious songs.

The Marsh Warbler is a medium-sized bird that measures around 14-15cm in length. It has a brownish-green back and wings, and a pale belly. It has a distinctive supercilium or eyebrow that is whitish in color. The male and female Marsh Warbler look similar, but the male is slightly larger than the female.

The Marsh Warbler is primarily found in marshes, wetlands, and other areas that are damp and overgrown with tall grasses and reeds. They are often seen perching on top of tall reeds and sing from there. During the breeding season, the Marsh Warbler builds an open cup-shaped nest using grasses and lined with feathers, hair, and other soft materials. They lay 3-6 eggs, which are light green or blue with brown speckles.

The Marsh Warbler is a highly vocal bird that is known for its complex and melodious songs. It is considered to be one of the most skilled vocalists in the bird world. It can mimic the songs of other birds and even imitate sounds such as sirens or alarms. The Marsh Warbler uses its songs to defend its territory and attract mates.

The Marsh Warbler is an insectivore and feeds on small insects and spiders. They often forage for food in the dense undergrowth of reed beds and other wetland areas. During the winter months, they migrate to Africa, where they can be found in savannas and other grassy areas.

The Marsh Warbler is not considered to be threatened, but it is still vulnerable due to the loss of its natural habitat. The destruction of wetlands and other marshy areas has led to a decline in the Marsh Warbler population. Conservation efforts are being made to protect their habitats and monitor their populations.

Other names

Acrocephalus palustris



Marsh Warbler

boscarla menjamosquits



trstenjak mlakar

rákosník zpěvný




Rousserolle verderolle


Cannaiola verdognola


karklinė nendrinukė




Болотная камышевка

Trstenjak mlakar

trsteniarik obyčajný

Carricero políglota


Çalı Kamışçını

очеретянка чагарникова

Europese Rietsanger

soo-roolind e. putke-roolind

énekes nádiposzáta


purva ķauķis


močvirska trstnica