European Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

13 cm

17-21 cm

minor concern

reed of l’Estany

insects, spiders,
seeds and fruits


As its common name suggests, the reed warbler forages for food among the reeds.

Its genus (Acrocephalus) refers to the flat shape of its head, a curious feature of this family of birds. The straw colour would make it difficult to spot in this environment if it were not for the active and sonorous song it emits during spring.

And how can it be that he has such a big and different chick? Hint: you will need to look for the explanation on the cuckoo panel!