Warbler, Marsh


Name: Warbler, Marsh

Scientific name: Acrocephalus palustris

Type: Warbler

Color: Brown,Cream

Habitat: Fields

Size: 12cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


The smallest of the Acrocephalus warblers. Pale brown above, with slight olive tinge with a warmer coloured rump, Creamy buff below with buffier flanks. Shortish white supercilium and pale eye ring. A rounded tail ( like all Acrocephalus warblers) long undertail coverts and sloping forehead. Best told by pale fringed dark tertials, long primary projection, with 8 primary-tips showing all with pale borders. Less warm in plumage tones than European Reed with paler legs and impression of shorter bill.

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