sedge warbler

variants: or less commonly sedge bird or sedge wren

Definition of sedge warbler

: a small warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) that breeds among reeds and sedges in Europe and Asia and winters in Africa, is rusty brownish above with dark centers to the feathers and buffy white below, and has a loud sweet song

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“Sedge warbler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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