Uncommon passage migrant. A marsh bird, but seen in thickets with bushes and trees anywhere during migration. Its monotonous song, like the sound of a fishing reel, is heard in Kuwait’s reed beds, where the species may perhaps breed.
Where in Kuwait
It is a species found in reed beds, usually with some bushes and is more often seen in the Jahra area where there is suitable habitat, either on the coast or inland
In the world
It has an extremely large range with a population that is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction. It breeds in southern Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is not a skulky species, but can be difficult to see in the reeds except sometimes when singing.
Habitat loss and degradation