The marsh warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) is an Old World warbler currently classified in the family Acrocephalidae. It breeds in temperate Europe and western Asia and winters mainly in south east Africa. It is notable for incorporating striking imitations of a wide variety of other birds into its song.

The marsh warbler breeds in a variety of mostly damp habitats, but in Africa winters mainly in dry, well-vegetated areas. It is common over much of its breeding range and expanding its distribution in some areas. However, in Britain it is now virtually extinct as a breeding bird. This insectivorous warbler can be easily confused with several close relatives, but the imitative song of the male is highly distinctive.
Marsh Warbler
Date Location Count
2021-01-30 06:00South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-02-15 09:00Magongo Hills1
2021-01-27 07:09Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)1
2021-01-26 07:00Tsavo East NP (general)1
2021-02-07 07:01Faerie Glen Nature Reserve1
2021-01-30 09:29Polokwane GR1
2021-02-13 12:54Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve1
2021-02-21 06:11Kruger NP--S601
2021-02-19 07:20Kruger NP--Punda Gate Road/H13-11
2021-02-20 10:35Kruger NP--Crooks Corner1
2021-02-13 17:42Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2021-02-13 05:59Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Road7
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR1
2021-02-02 08:52Manyoni GR (please be more specific)1
2021-02-02 10:30Mdloti Lagoon1
2021-02-21 06:20Sibaya Coastal Forest Reserve3
2021-02-20 14:45Umhlanga Lagoon NR1