A Eurasian and African songbird with plain plumage, frequenting reed beds.
- Genus Acrocephalus, family Sylviidae: several species, in particular the common A. scirpaceus.
- 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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