Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) - HBW 11, p. 622

French: Rousserolle verderolle German: Sumpfrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero Políglota
Other common names: European Marsh Warbler, Marsh Reed-warbler

Taxonomy: Motacilla s. Sylvia palustris Bechstein, 1798, Thuringia, Germany.
Belongs to a probably monophyletic group of small plain-coloured species that also includes A. scirpaceus, A. baeticatus and A. dumetorum, along with the closely related A. agricola superspecies (comprising also A. tangorum and A. concinens). Probably closer to A. dumetorum than to A. scirpaceus; has hybridized with former in Finland and with latter in England. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds from England (local), S Scandinavia, Belgium, E France and N Italy E to N Kazakhstan, S to N Balkans, E Turkey and NW Iran; non-breeding SE Africa.