Eurasian Reed Warbler
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Scientific Name 
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Arabic Name 
دخلة القصب الأوربية
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Rare passage migrant. Nominate race of Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus scirpaceus); more common further west. Almost impossible to distinguish in the field from the local race, Caspian Reed Warbler.
Where in Kuwait 
As its common name implies, it primarily breeds in mature reed beds along the edges of brackish pools and outfalls in the Jahra area. But it may be encountered in other vegetation in drier habitats
In the world 
It has an extremely large range but with populations that are undergoing a moderate decline. It breeds from western Europe across to western Russia, the Caspian area, Iran, southeast Kazakhstan and extreme northwest China, and travels to sub-Saharan Africa before the onset of winter. In Europe it is a common victim of the European cuckoo, a brood parasite.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation