Eurasian Reed-warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

(A. s. fuscus, A. s. scirpaceus)

Armenian Name: Եղեգնուտի եղեգնաթռչնակ
Eurasian Reed-warbler

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

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Common
Length:13 cm, Wing Span:17-21 cm
Distribution Map: Map 269.
Description: Dark legs. Olive-brown to gray-brown above with brown-red tint on rump; white below with pale brown-yellow tint on flanks. Short pale supercilium.
Similar Species: Marsh, Paddyfield, Great Reed-, and fall Icterine Warblers.
Behavior: Skulking, but agile and noisy.
Habitat: Marshes of reeds and cattails.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup of leaf strips, woven in emergent vegetation.
Eggs: 18 mm, 3-5, pale green, greenish spots.