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  Oriental Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis)





Oriental Reed-Warbler | Acrocephalus orientalis photo
Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Oriental Reed-Warbler | Acrocephalus orientalis photo
Oriental Reed Warbler, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Image by J.M.Garg - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Oriental Reed-Warbler | Acrocephalus orientalis photo
Oriental Reed Warbler

Image by J.M.Garg - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Oriental Reed-Warble is brown above with whitish underside. It has fine grey streaks on throat and chest. The Oriental Reed-Warble is larger and paler than the more common Australian Reed-Warbler and has shorter thicker bill.

Size
18cm - 20cm

Habitat
reed beds, grassland, wetlands

Food
mainly insects and other small invertebrates

Breeding
lays two to six eggs in cup shaped nest amongst reeds

Range
breeds in Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea and Japan. It is a rare visitor to Australia. The winter range is from India to South east Asia.



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

Relatives in same Genus
  Australian Reed-Warbler (A. australis)
  Clamorous Reed Warbler (A. stentoreus)