Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

The Eurasian Reed Warbler, also known as the Acrocephalus Scirpaceus, is a small-sized passerine bird that belongs to the family Acrocephalidae. These birds are common throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa and thrive in freshwater marshes, reed beds, and other wetland habitats.

These birds have a distinctive olive-brown color plumage with a cream-colored underside, and their wings and tail feathers are darker in color. Male Eurasian Reed Warblers are slightly larger than females and have a longer beak, which is used for singing and attracting mates.

The Eurasian Reed Warbler is known for its beautiful and complex song that consists of a variety of tones, notes, and sounds. Their song is often described as a distinctive, repetitive "churr churr churr" with some melodious notes added.

The Eurasian Reed Warbler is a migratory bird that typically spends its winters in sub-Saharan Africa, while it breeds in the northern hemisphere between late April and early July. The birds build their nests during their breeding season, using grass, reeds, and other vegetation to create a dome-shaped nest with a side entrance.

These birds feed on insects, spiders, and occasionally small fish, catching their prey while flying or by foraging in the wetland vegetation. Eurasian Reed Warblers face several threats, including habitat loss, predation, and changing weather patterns due to climate change.

Conservation efforts to protect the habitat of the Eurasian Reed Warbler include the creation of wildlife reserves, wetland restoration, and the implementation of sustainable farming practices. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers the Eurasian Reed Warbler population to be of "Least Concern" status, but continued surveillance is necessary to ensure the survival of this unique bird species.

In conclusion, the Eurasian Reed Warbler is a charming bird with beautiful song and an important role in the wetland ecosystem. Considering their habitat loss and climate change risks, it is crucial to take measures to protect and conserve their habitat to ensure their preservation for future generations to enjoy.

Other names

Acrocephalus scirpaceus



Eurasian Reed Warbler

boscarla de canyar



trstenjak cvrkutić

rákosník obecný


Kleine Karekiet


Rousserolle effarvatte




mažoji krakšlė


trzcinniczek (zwyczajny)


Тростниковая камышевка

Trstenjak cvrkutić

trsteniarik bahenný

Carricero común


Saz Kamışçını

очеретянка ставкова



cserregő nádiposzáta


ezeru ķauķis


srpična trstnica