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Lesser Swamp Warbler

Acrocephalus gracilirostris


he Lesser Swamp Warbler is a plain coloured smallish bird 14–16 cm long and weighing around 20 gm. Its upperparts are rich brown, and it has a white supercilium. The underparts are white, with a rufous wash to the flanks. The long, strong bill has a slightly down-curved upper mandible; it is blackish-yellow with a yellower base. The legs are blue-grey and the eyes are brown. Adults of both sexes and juvenile birds are very similar in appearance,


Lake area


The song is rich and melodious, a series of bubbly phrases that include trilling notes, cheerup chee trrreee and a large number of variations, with pauses between phrases.

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Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 10 years ago

Love this little dude!

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 10 years ago

Dude so awesome!!! keep it up

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 1, 2013
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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