It is a small bird with a short, dark brown bill and long, rounded tail and its distinctive song consists of mimicry of other species, combined with hurried chortled phrases.
Where in Kuwait
Only one record for Kuwait, seen at Jahra Pools Reserve in August 2012. Its favoured habitat is low-growing reeds and dense vegetation at the edges of pools and marshes
In the world
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction. It breeds in Eastern Europe and Western and Central Asia. It migrates south to the warmer Indian subcontinent for the winter.