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Photographer's Note

This is photo of a Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is taken in the area along the Fyris River south of Uppsala. It is a rather common bird in summer. However, since it breeding in dense reedbeds in wetlands it is not always easy to spot.

The bird is wintering in Africa and returns to Sweden in May and leaves in September.

Sedge Warblers can be distinguished from other warblers that are found in Sweden first and foremost by their broad off-white spercilium (eyebrow stripes) but also by the reddish brown colour of their rumps and and the dark streaking on their backs. A juvenile bird have a streaked breast while an adult's breast is off white without streaking. Thus, this is an adult bird. The plumage of the sexes are identical.

Sedge Warblers largely feed on insects such as mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, beetles and flies, but also on berries and flowers.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2526 W: 85 N: 3707] (14641)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 11:28
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