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Dieren en planten

Water en land

  • Dut: Kleine karekiet
  • Eng: Reed Warbler
  • Fren: Rousserolle effarvatte
  • Ger: Teichrohrsänger
  • Ital: Cannaiola
  • Lat: Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Reed warbler, Muchaxo, via www.flikr.com

Reed warbler

Like many warblers, reed warblers live up to their name. No reed, no reed warbler. They have a preference for large marshes, however when the territory is already occupied, they look for other areas rich in reed. They can even be found in polder ditches as long as there is reed vegetation. They build their nest as a deep bowl between the reed stalks. Reed warblers feed on aquatic and land insects, spiders, worms and snails.

  • numbers in the Netherlands

    Because reed warblers can live close together, it is difficult to count the exact number. There is an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 pairs in the Netherlands. What's important is that the population is doing much better since the 1970s. Reed warblers profit from the increasing eutrophication, which promotes reed growth.