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reed warbler

a small Old World warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, inhabiting marshy places.
Origin of reed warbler
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are five to seven eggs, whiter in ground colour than those of the reed warbler.

  • How rapid the spread was of the reed warbler through the large insular area that it now occupies is unknown.

  • Very strange is the sight it presents when so doing—a bird as big as a fowl behaving like a reed warbler.

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  • The song of the reed warbler is loudest and at its best during the evening twilight.

  • This done, the reed warbler flew away for a fresh supply of food.

  • It nests in drier places than the reed warbler and its song is different, being much more melodious, and uttered more boldly.

British Dictionary definitions for reed warbler

reed warbler

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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