Blyth’s Reed Warbler (FINLAND)
Scientific Name 
Acrocephalus dumetorum
Arabic Name 
دخلة الشجر
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant. Extremely difficult to distinguish from Reed and Marsh Warblers in the field, unless its distinctive song is heard.
Where in Kuwait 
This small passerine bird is a species found in scrub or clearings and has been only been recorded 3 times in Kuwait with the last seen at SAANR in September 2012. The two prior records were of birds netted and measured in 1971
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be increasing due to a range expansion in the west of its range. It breeds in temperate Asia and easternmost Europe. It is migratory, wintering in India and Sri Lanka. The habitat is different from the reed beds favoured by Reed Warbler or the rank vegetation of Marsh Warbler, this species choosing trees or bushes as songposts.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation