Sedge Warbler 

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The sedge warbler is a small, quite plump, warbler with a striking broad creamy stripe above its eye and greyish brown legs. It is brown above with blackish streaks and creamy white underneath.

Breeding across Europe and western and central Asia and is migratory. After feeding up post-breeding, they migrate quickly across southern Europe and the Sahara from August to September. 

Behaviour

Its song is a noisy rambling warbler compared to the more rhythmic song of the reed warbler.

Male sedge warblers commence singing only a few hours after arriving on their breeding territory. The song is given from a bare perch such as a reed stem or bush.

Song-flights are also performed: while singing, the bird takes off, rises to a height of around 2–5 meters and then after a short circling flight, makes a slow, ‘parachuting’ descent.

Feeding

They feed on most insects including mayflies, dragonflies, damselfies, grasshopper, bugs and moths.

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