Definition of reed warbler in English:

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reed warbler

Pronunciation: /ˈrēd ˌwôrb(ə)lər/


A Eurasian and African songbird with plain plumage, frequenting reed beds.
  • Genus Acrocephalus, family Sylviidae: several species, in particular the common A. scirpaceus.
Example sentences
  • The case of the great reed warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is probably the most frequently cited example showing that song is subject to directional female mating preferences.
  • The Basra reed warbler is a near-endemic species of Iraq whose last stronghold is the Mesopotamian marshlands to the north of Basra.
  • Scientists also predicted that species like the black kite, cattle egret and great reed warbler, not currently found in Britain, could migrate there if warmer summer temperatures continued.

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Syllabification: reed war·bler

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