Great reed warbler singing with sun behind it

Marsh and reed warblers

Marsh and reed warblers are, on the surface, just plain brown birds. However, many of the species undergo some quite remarkable migrations, considering their diminutive size, spending the summers in Europe and Asia and wintering in the warmer climes of Africa. The 35 species include the common reed and sedge warblers and the not so common and endangered Rodrigues warbler. Populations of some warblers are under pressure as a result of habitat loss, as reedbeds and marshes are drained for commercial and agricultural use.

Scientific name: Acrocephalus

Rank: Genus

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The following habitats are found across the Marsh and reed warblers distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Perching birds
  6. Acrocephalidae
  7. Marsh and reed warblers