Marsh Warbler

Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler

Marsh Warbler

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Acrocephalus palustris

Family:

Warblers

Conservation status:

Red

Measurements

Length:

13cm to 15cm

Wingspan:

18cm to 21cm

Weight:

10g to 15g

About the Marsh Warbler

The marsh warbler is a rare bird here in the UK, so not too many people get to hear the fantastic song this warbler produces. In terms of its characteristics, it looks quite similar to the reed warbler but has pale legs, generally more of an olive colour and whiter below.

This bird is similar to other warblers in the sense that it is always active when it comes to searching for food in its habitat of dense vegetation and shrubs.

The population of marsh warblers here in the UK has fallen dramatically, which causes serious concern for conservation. However, in Europe the population looks much more secure.

What does a Marsh Warbler eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects, but are known to eat berries in the autumn.

Other birds in the Warblers family

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