Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Scientific Name 
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Arabic Name 
دخلة البردي
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Common passage migrant. The scratchy song of this marsh bird may be heard in any bush during spring passage. As the similar Moustached Warbler it is usually attracted to marshes. Sometimes it migrates in groups; up to 50 seen in mid May 1966.
Where in Kuwait 
It is is commonly found near pond with reed fringes in the Jahra area, but also as far south as Khiran
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and suspected to have a declining population. The entire breeding population of the sedge warbler winters in sub-Saharan Africa. This migration means this species must fly around 3,860 kilometres to reach its destination, an impressive distance for such a small bird. It is capable of inserting random phrases into its complex song, ensuring that it never sings the same tune twice and is also known to be a good mimic
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation