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  Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus)





Clamorous Reed Warbler | Acrocephalus stentoreus photo
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

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Clamorous Reed Warbler | Acrocephalus stentoreus photo
Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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BIRD FACTS

Description
Clamorous Reed Warbler has a plain brown back and whitish underparts washed with brown. It has a sturdy pointed bill. Males and females are similar in appearance. The Australian Reed-Warbler (A. stentoreus) is included as a subspecies of Acrocephalus stentoreus in some publications.

Size
18cm - 20cm

Habitat
reed beds

Food
mainly insects and other small invertebrates

Breeding
lays three to six eggs in a basket shaped nest amongst the reeds

Range
Breeding range is from Egypt to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan to south China, and southeast Asia. It is also found in Australia .

distribution map showing range of Acrocephalus stentoreus 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:stentoreus
Common Name:Clamorous Reed Warbler

Relatives in same Genus
  Australian Reed-Warbler (A. australis)
  Oriental Reed-Warbler (A. orientalis)