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 Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus


 

Listen to two minutes of continuous song:

Knockentiber - Springside Disused Railway Line, Ayrshire, Scotland  55 37' 30.2'' N  04 33' 8.6'' W

16 May 2010, 0917h

Advertising song (strictly, the sole function is mate attraction in this species) from old willowherb stems next to mature hawthorn hedgerow.

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    Sedge Warbler

     Below is a section from the above song (at around 1:01 min into the recording) - a continuous churring phrase lasting c6 seconds:

Sonogram of Sedge Warbler song

Knockentiber - Springside Disused Railway Line, Ayrshire, Scotland  55 37' 30.2'' N  04 33' 8.6'' W

16 May 2010, 0917h

Advertising song from old willowherb stems next to mature hawthorn hedgerow.

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    Sedge Warbler

     

Sonogram of Sedge Warbler

Knockentiber - Springside Disused Railway Line, Ayrshire, Scotland  31 May 2009

Advertising song from mature hawthorn hedgerow in farmland, showing mimicry of nearby species.

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    Sedge Warbler

     

 Sonogram of Sedge Warbler

Knockentiber - Springside Disused Railway Line, Ayrshire, Scotland  Apr 1999

Advertising song from mature hawthorn hedgerow in farmland, showing mimicry of nearby species.

 

 

 

 

Sonogram of Sedge Warbler

Lake Siikalahti, Parikkala, Finland  61 33' 58'' N  29 33' 38'' E    3 July 2003, 0400h

Advertising song from reedbed with Black-headed Gull colony.

 

 

 

 

Sonogram of Sedge Warbler

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  51 34' 47.1'' N  00 03' 30.4'' W  10 May 2009, 2115h

Advertising song from hawthorn at basin edge.

 

 

 

 


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