Sedge warbler perched on a reed

Sedge warbler

Sedge warblers have a cunning approach to gathering food. They take advantage of the cooler temperatures at dawn and dusk to hunt when their insect prey is still sluggish and therefore easier to catch. Sedge warblers have a very complex and musical song, proudly singing their little hearts out from on high. They are impressive mimics too, imitating other species such as blackbirds and great tits. Sedge warblers are migrants that overwinter in sub-saharan Africa. Some birds - quite remarkably considering their diminutive size - can make this journey non-stop.

Scientific name: Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Rank: Species

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The Sedge warbler can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, United Kingdom, Wales, Ynys-hir nature reserve. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Sedge warbler 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