Acrocephalus gracilirostris   Lesser Swamp Warbler  Kaapse Rietsanger
Lesser Swamp Warbler
Modimolle, Dec 2015

A breeding resident. Occurs widely across the Waterberg and likely to occur wherever extensive stands of Phragmites reed are to be found over standing water - along rivers or around the margins of dams; localised, but common in places (83% in, 17% out; recorded in 16% of the Waterberg pentads); in pairs while breeding, its presence is mostly detected from hearing its melodious warbling song coming from the depth of a reedbed. Breeds in summer.
Lesser Swamp Warbler Waterberg distribution

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