Bird Families

Black-browed Warbler / Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

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Features: In the badger warbler, longitudinal striping is noticeable on the back.

Habits: Keeps in the thickets.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Food: Insects, which are usually found on amphibious vegetation.
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Breeding area: Thickets of reeds, sedges, willows along the banks of reservoirs.
Location of the socket and its description: On stems of grass, or bushes. At the very ground or not high above it. Cup-shaped, less often cylindrical, of dry stems and leaves, moss.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Yellowish gray with brown or reddish dots, 2x1.5 cm.

Swirling Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola)

Appearance: Very similar to the badger pebble, it is ocher-yellow top of the head.
The size: Less sparrow.

Features: The swirling warbler differs from other warblers in yellow tones.

Habits: It prefers to swim in sedge thickets.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Food: Insects.
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Breeding area: Bogs overgrown with sedge with individual willow bushes.
Location of the socket and its description: At the base of a bush overgrown with grass. The nest is pinched between dense bush branches. Semi-spherical, durable.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Greenish-yellow with olive spots, 1.5x1 cm.

Blackbird Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)

Appearance: The color of the top is brownish-brownish, the bottom is off-white.
The size: Body length = 20-21cm, weight = 30-31g. From a starling.

Features: The blackbird warbler differs from the thick-billed warbler with a short tail and large size.

Habits: Keeps in the thickets. Very mobile, dexterously climbs up and down reed stalks.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Food: Insects.
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Breeding area: Reed and willow thickets along the banks of reservoirs.
Location of the socket and its description: On reed stems or bush. It is built from leaves and stems of various coastal plants.
Egg laying time: May - July
Eggs color and size: Greenish-white with brown dots, 2.5x1.5 cm.

Thin-billed warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)

Appearance: Small bird with a stepped tail. The top is light olive-brown with wide blackish longitudinal streaks, the head is yellowish-gray with longitudinal brown spots and dark stripes above the eyebrow, the eyebrow is broad white, the bottom is reddish-white with a brown coating on the chest and undertail.
The size: Less sparrow.

Features: Very similar to the badger warbler, but the back is darker. In the field, it is almost impossible to distinguish by appearance, it differs in voice.

Habits: It keeps hidden in the lower parts of the thickets.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Breeding area: Coastal thickets of reeds, sedges and shrubs in plains and mountains.
Location of the socket and its description: In thickets of reeds and sedges, on reed creases, in bushes. In the form of a cup.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Greenish with brown dots.

Indian warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)

Appearance: The top of the body is reddish-brown, the top of the head is darker, above the eye there is a light whitish eyebrow, the bottom of the body is white with an ocher bloom.
The size: Body length = 13-14cm, weight = 10-11g. Less sparrow.

Features: The Indian warbler differs from the reed warbler, marsh warbler and garden warbler by a clearly visible whitish eyebrow.

Habits: It prefers to swim in thickets near the water.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

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