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Eurasian Reed Warbler

Eurasian Reed Warbler - Unspecified

» Karimama, nord Bénin
Country image taken
» Benin
» March, 2008
» Sony alpha 700 obj AF 500
Bird Species
»Acrocephalus scirpaceus - Common Reed Warbler
Bird Species (French)
»Rousserolle effarvatte
Bird Status
» Least Concern
» I saw this small bird in the garden just near the river Niger. It's a European Reed Warbler - nominate ssp, and the primary projection rules out baeticatus as it's roughly the length of the tertials - would be half this on the African bird. Second pic confirms nicely by showing length of second primary - v long, equal in length to the 4th or 5th - baeticatus would be shorter, equal 8th or 9th.