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sedge warbler

noun
  1. a European songbird, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, of reed beds and swampy areas, having a streaked brownish plumage with white eye stripes: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc)
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Historical Examples

  • It would be easy to make a spot in every park in London where the sedge-warbler could breed.

    Birds in London

    W. H. Hudson

  • For several years a sedge-warbler has begun to sing again here in July, not having been heard for some weeks previously.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

  • The sedge-warbler in the reedy island heard the splash, and the closing snap of the jaws.

  • If the cuckoo tells her name to all the hills, so does the sedge-warbler to the fluted reeds.

  • On the way back to Burguete, a sedge-warbler and a lovely specimen of the wall-creeper—the only one we saw—were obtained.