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Great Reed Warbler (41)
|This shot is from my first series of pictures of the species. Despite these birds live near our countryside gardens in thickets of a cane (see my WS) which grows along-shore of Khadzhibeisky Liman I met them at a shooting distance only once. Unfortunately I had Nikon telelns 400 mm combo on FF camera and could not come nearer. That is why shared shot is about 100 % crop.|
In a few days I came to that place with true telelens Minolta 100-400 mm and crop camera Sony SLT-A57, but could to hear these birds only. After that I also did not see the birds there at all.
The Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) is an Eurasian songbird in the genus Acrocephalus. It used to be placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage, but nowadays is recognized to be part of the marsh- and tree-warbler family (Acrocephalidae).
The thrush-sized warbler is one of the largest species of Old World warbler. It measures 16–21 cm (6.3–8.3 in) in length, 25 to 30 cm (9.8 to 12 in) in wingspan and weighs 22 to 38 g (0.78 to 1.3 oz). The adult has unstreaked brown upperparts and dull buffish-white chin and underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. It looks very much like a giant Eurasian Reed Warbler (A. scirpaceus), but with a stronger supercilium.
The sexes are identical, as with most old world warblers, but young birds are richer buff below.
The warbler's song is very loud and far-carrying. The song's main phrase is a chattering and creaking carr-carr-cree-cree-cree-jet-jet, to which the whistles and vocal mimicry typical of marsh warblers are added.
Source: Great Reed Warbler.
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|Inhabitancy of Great Reed Warbler.|
Konica-Minolta 17-35 mm f2.8-4.0
f9.0, 1/400s, ISO 100, +0.7eV.