Great Reed-warbler

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

(A. a. arundinaceus )

Armenian Name: Կեռնեխանման եղեգնաթռչնակ
Great Reed-warbler

See Plate 48 for Great Reed-warbler and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Common
Length:19-20 cm, Wing Span:25-29 cm
Distribution Map: Map 271.
Description: Large warbler with sturdy bill and legs; dark lores contrast with pale supercilium. Olive-brown to red-brown above with slightly paler rump; off-white below with darker flanks.
Similar Species: Differs from other warblers by large size and sturdy bill and legs.
Behavior: Sings loud song from top of reeds.
Habitat: Marshes.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup of reeds attached to reed stems.
Eggs: 23 mm, 3-6, pale blue to green, dark brown spots.