Caspian Reed Warbler
Scientific Name 
Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus
Arabic Name 
دخلة القصب القزوينية
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern


Very common passage migrant and common summer visitor; breeds in Kuwait. A race of the Eurasian Reed Warbler but greyer than the Eurasian, very similar to Blyth’s Reed and Marsh Warblers, from which it is nearly impossible to distinguish in the field.
Where in Kuwait 
Like Eurasian Reed Warbler, it breeds in mature reed beds along the edges of brackish pools and outfalls in the Jahra area
In the world 
Migrates through Region (refuels in irrigation Egypt) to sub-Saharan Africa, the Sudan zone/Sudd, Ethiopian highlands and E Africa and now Central Arabia at irrigation dams. It breeds N Afghanistan
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation