- a small Old World warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, inhabiting marshy places.
Origin of reed warbler
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for reed warbler
The path of invasion of Oceania by the reed-warbler is pictured in figure 15.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
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But Mrs. Reed-Warbler fainted on her five eggs and the carp swam on with his sad, weary face.
"We shall never be able to drag him with us to Italy," said the reed-warbler.
"Please keep to your own element," said Mrs. Reed-Warbler, indignantly.
But the reed-warbler himself was so frightened that he could not get out a note.
- any of various common Old World warblers of the genus Acrocephalus, esp A. scirpaceus, that inhabit marshy regions and have a brown plumage
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