Lesser Swamp-Warbler

The Lesser Swamp Warbler is a plain coloured smallish bird 14–16 cm long and weighing around 20 gm. Its upperparts are rich brown, and it has a white supercilium. The underparts are white, with a rufous wash to the flanks. The long, strong bill has a slightly down-curved upper mandible; it is blackish-yellow with a yellower base. The legs are blue-grey and the eyes are brown. Adults of both sexes and juvenile birds are very similar in appearance,

The Lesser Swamp-Warbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Lesser Swamp-Warbler | Acrocephalus gracilirostris = The Lesser Swamp-Warbler is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Sylviidae bird family group which includes birds such as Leaf-Warblers, Babblers, Warblers. The description for the Lesser Swamp-Warbler (Latin name Acrocephalus gracilirostris) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. More

Lesser Swamp-Warblers are common at Marievale, hopping around in the reeds just above the water. More

Distribution of Lesser swamp-warbler in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It does most of its foraging near the water surface, nimbly gleaning invertebrates from reed stems. More

bird on page 802 also a picture of the Lesser Swamp-Warbler on page 849. The Lesser Swamp-Warbler belongs to the family of birds classified as Sylviidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Lesser Swamp-Warbler is also known by these other names: Swamp-Warbler. In the previous edition of Roberts (ie 6th edition) the Lesser Swamp-Warbler was called the Cape Reed-Warbler The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. More

Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Acrocephalus gracilirostris Sylviidae (OLD WORLD WARBLERS) Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Acrocephalus gracilirostris This photo was taken in: South Africa The photo was taken by: Bernhard Herren , Birdwatching trip reports from around the world South Africa reports Reports from birdtours.co. More

Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris = Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown More

Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Little Rush-Warbler and African Reed-Warbler Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Little Rush-Warbler and African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris Kaapse Rietsanger, Bradypterus baboecala Kaapse Vleisanger and Acrocephalus baeticatus Kleinrietsange © Jill Adams More

Rush-Warbler, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, African Rail and Black Crake ring out of the reeds as you continue down towards ponds 3 and 4. The majority of Darvill's waterfowl, shorebirds and rallids are on show at these bottom two ponds. As you climb onto the causeway between ponds 3 and 4, you will note that pond 3 is shallow and overgrown at this end while pond 4 is deeper and has open water. More

Lesser Swamp-warbler, Acrocephalus gracilirostris by f_snarfel From f_snarfel Lesser Swamp Warblers (front) - Acrocephalus gracilirostris by Robert Wienand From Robert... Lesser Swamp-Warbler (Acrocephalus gracilirostris) by Nature Photographer From Nature... Lesser Swamp-Warbler (Acrocephalus gracilirostris) by Jo Mur From Jo Mur Cape Reed Warbler or Lesser Swamp Warbler by Candice Swarts From Candice... More

Lesser Swamp-Warbler, African Rail, Little Bittern Edit Habitat The Bird Sanctuary holds open water, reedbeds and denser thicket on the fringes. Edit Facilities A good gravel road allows access to all parts of the Sanctuary as well as a number of hides overlooking the open water. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Acrocephalus
Species : gracilirostris
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1864)