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  Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis)





Australian Reed-Warbler | Acrocephalus australis photo
Acrocephalus australis australis Lake Wallace, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

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Australian Reed-Warbler | Acrocephalus australis photo
Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis) Trin Warren Tam-boore, Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Australian Reed-Warbler is a fairly plain brown bird with paler underside, pointed bill, and pale brown yellow eyebrow above the eye. Males and females are similar in appearance.

Size
16cm -18cm

Habitat
tall reeds and rushes in wetlands

Food
mainly insects

Breeding
lays three or four pale eggs mottled with dark spots. The nest is a cup with narrow opening made from reeds and other plant material. The nest is lined with feathers and grass.

Range
found most often in southern parts of Australia, but range extends across much of the Australian continent except for arid interior

distribution map showing range of Acrocephalus australis in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sylviidae
Genus:Acrocephalus
Species:australis
Common Name:Australian Reed-Warbler

Relatives in same Genus
  Oriental Reed-Warbler (A. orientalis)
  Clamorous Reed Warbler (A. stentoreus)