Other species of international conservation concern found in the traps were Great Reed Warbler
, Nightjar, Golden Oriole, Wryneck, several species of shrikes, flycatchers and the local subspecies of the Scops Owl for which Cyprus has a special responsibility.
The Great Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus arundinaceus), a Western Palearctic passerine species, occurs in the reed beds of slow rivers (Fischer 1991, 1994), canals (Mero and Zuljevic 2009), ponds or swamps (Mero et al.
1) 2 (Phylloscopus collybita) Great reed warbler
At present these sites host many Dutch populations of targeted Birds Directive species, including the great reed warbler
(Acrocephalus arundinaceus) and bittern (Botaurus stellaris).
These range from commonly associated garden birds, such as the robin and blue tit, to rarer species specialising on wetland habitats, such as the reed warbler
and cetti warbler.
The reed warbler
, another visitor from Africa, also has an impressive party trick.
57, n = 82) and that of the Oriental Reed Warbler
Calmer birding than most have known in the last week or two in the north west, with a Blyth's reed warbler
testing people's patience as it played hide and seek (well, mainly hide) in the reed bed at Red Rocks, and a superb Radde's warbler at Lingham Lane, Moreton this week.
Watching their behaviour could determine whether a bird was likely to be nesting: a male robin singing, a reed warbler
dropping purposefully and repeatedly into the same clump of reeds, a blackbird carrying broken eggshells away from a hedge.
Species such as (Western) Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), Great Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus arundinaceus), Black-headed (Tricolored) Munia (Lonchura malacca), and Black-tailed (Grey) Waxbill (Estrilda perreini) that have never been reported or established in the region are included apparently because of confusion with other included species: respectively Eastern Yellow Wagtail (M.
Nightingale Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus luscinius; n = 8 specimens, 14 individuals, 17 captures).
In time that should attract birds like marsh harrier, avocet and reed warbler
," he says.