The Blyth's reed warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds in temperate Asia and easternmost Europe. It is migratory, wintering in India and Sri Lanka. It is one of the most common winter warblers in those countries. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

This small passerine bird is a species found in scrub or clearings, often near water, but it is not found in marshes. 4-6 eggs are laid in a nest in a bush.



This is a medium-sized warbler, 12.5-14 cm in length. The adult has a plain brown back and pale underparts. It can easily be confused with reed warbler, marsh warbler and some of the Hippolais warblers. It is most like reed warbler but is greyer on the back, the forehead is less flattened and the bill is less strong and pointed. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are yellower below.

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. Like most warblers, Blyth's reed warbler is insectivorous, but will take other small food items, including berries.

In the breeding season, the best identification feature is the song, which is slow and repetitive, with much mimicry of other birds, punctuated with scales and typically acrocephaline whistles.

This bird is named after the British zoologist Edward Blyth. The genus name Acrocephalus is from Ancient Greek akros, "highest", and kephale, "head". It is possible that Naumann and Naumann thought akros meant "sharp-pointed". The specific dumetorum is from Latin dumetum, "thicket".



Blyth's Reed-Warbler
Date Location Count
2020-09-03 08:02Espoo--Laajalahti1
2020-08-30 11:16Helsinki--Lauttasaari1
2020-08-21 07:41Ilmatsalu tiikide1
2020-08-29 15:53Поле Рядом С Шишково (Field Near Shishkovo)1
2020-08-21 11:50Измайловский Парк (Izmailovsky Park)1
2020-08-22 12:30Поле ЮВ Гаврилково (Field SE from Gavrilkovo)1
2020-09-18 11:10Abu Dhabi--Formal Park2
2020-09-04 07:05Haleji Lake1
2020-09-17 17:32Saladi Tank2
2020-09-13 08:02Agolai Talab4
2020-09-12 08:45Murree Road Creek2
2020-09-12 07:25Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
2020-09-06 07:41Khaira Bet6
2020-09-01 07:40Sarola Baddi road4
2020-08-22 09:00Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian2
2020-09-12 06:03Siswan Dam1
2020-09-13 05:53Jayanti Devi Dam2
2020-09-13 07:11Sukhna Lake Reserve Forest3
2020-08-30 06:05Jawaharpur,Derabassi,near Chandigarh3
2020-09-13 07:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN1
2020-09-14 06:36Budhera WTP, Gurgaon2
2020-08-30 10:10National Brain Research Centre Manesar IN-HR1
2020-09-13 07:44Basai Wetland1
2020-09-12 07:08Bhondsi Nature Park6
2020-08-30 07:43Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon1
2020-08-29 06:34Sanjay Van1
2020-09-06 11:33Mangar mohit farm1
2020-09-13 08:48Chilla Khadar Mayur vihar IN-DL1
2020-09-09 07:12Karkardooma2
2020-09-16 09:42Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP1
2020-09-17 17:58Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori1
2020-09-13 06:08Bagh Hotel2
2020-09-15 06:46Silambar Valley Transect 12
2020-09-19 10:59Arittapatti Range, Madurai2
2020-09-12 14:57Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve - Koshi Camp1
2020-09-19 06:50Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reseve - Prakashpur Post1
2020-09-05 08:52Koshi Bird Observatory1
2020-09-13 11:00Noorpur1