|Great Reed-warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus|
|Lac de Madine, Lorraine, France
The Great Reed-warbler breeds in continental Europe as far north as Sweden and Denmark but not in Britain. It migrates in August/September to sub-Saharan Africa returning north in April/May. It is also found in Asia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is a large, bulky warbler looking like a large version of Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus with a
pale supercilium and dark lores and eye-stripe.
It has a very loud voice, gruff and croaky like a frog.
It inhabits reed beds and feeds mainly on insects which it finds on nearby trees and bushes as well as on the reed bed.
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