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Blyth's Reed Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, 12 January 2023
Acrocephalus dumetorum


Young bird
Photo by Sanya
Filyovsky Park, Moscow, Russia, August 2006

12-14 cm (4¾-5½ in)

  • Plain brown back
  • Pale underparts

Sexes identical
Juvenile: more yellow underparts


Breeds mainly in the Eastern Palearctic; winters in India and Sri Lanka.
The breeding range extends into the Western Palearctic into western Russia and Finland where the species is found mainly in the south around Helsinki but also up along the coast to Oulu.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Scrub and tall plants, Open country with bushes and other small vegetation, orchards, woodland and semi-evergreen forest.



The diet includes insects and some berries.


They nest in a bush; the clutch consists of 4-6 eggs.

Photo by Seyed Babak Musavi
Tandureh National Park, north-eastern Iran, April 2005


Recording © by Ryszard
Kolobrzeg-Podczele, Poland, 9 June 2020
Link to file upload page

Recording © by Alok Tewari
Two individuals moving through a bush and calling; two types of calls are heard, one long scratchy type and other sharp click.
Malshej Ghat, Sahyadri Mountains, District Thane, Maharashtra, India, 30 December 2023


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia
  3. BF Member observations

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