Paddyfield Warbler

Acrocephalus agricola

(A. a. agricola, A. a. septimus (subspecies uncertain))

Armenian Name: Հնդկական եղեգնաթռչնակ
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Paddyfield Warbler

See Plate 48 for Paddyfield Warbler and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Rare
Length:13 cm, Wing Span:15-17.5 cm
Distribution Map: Map 268.
Description: Short primary extension and long tail, orange tint on rump and tail, dark lateral crown stripes, pale brown-yellow tint on flanks.
Juvenile: Yellower above.
Similar Species: Marsh Warbler, Eurasian and Great Reed-Warblers.
Behavior: Skulks low in vegetation.
Habitat: Reed and bulrush marshes.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup of leaf strips woven in plant stems.
Eggs: 17 mm, 3-6, pale green, darker spots.