Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum   [Blyth, 1849]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae
BTO Codes: , BLRWA EURING No: 12480
Number in Britain: 1 record/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 13 cm Wingspan: 18 cm Weight: M/F: 12 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: akros=pointed + kephale=head and L.: dumetum=thicket
World Distribution: BREEDS: Ne Europe, n Asia, WINTERS: India & Sri Lanka
Habitat: Marsh, scrub, tall grass
Diet: Insects, also spiders, snails from tree canopy (winter), shrub or herb layer
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Fair Isle, 1910 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 63 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: September/October
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Fife (2007), Highland (2000), Lothian (2006), Outer Hebrides (2004), Orkney (2006), Shetland (2007),
   North-east England: Durham (2007), Northumberland (2007), East Yorkshire (2007), North Yorkshire (2002),
   North-west England: Cheshire (2000),
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England: Essex (2003), Lincolnshire (2006), Norfolk (2007), Suffolk (1993),
   South-east England: Kent (1999), Greater London (2001),
   South-west England: Dorset (2004), Isles of Scilly (2002),
   Wales: Caernarfonshire (2001),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Buskrørsanger Dutch: Struikkarekiet
Finnish: Viitakerttunen French: Rousserolle des buissons
German: Buschrohrsänger Hungarian: Berki nádiposzáta
Icelandic: Elrisöngvari Irish: Ceolaire Blyth
Italian: Cannaiola di Blyth Norwegian: Busksanger
Polish: Zaroslówka Portuguese: Felosa-das-moitas
Spanish: Carricero de Blyth Swedish: Busksångare

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