Bird, bug, butterfly and a wild variety of photos from Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain by Irish wildlife photographer Patrick J. O'Keeffe and invited guests

Friday 4 January 2013

AQUATIC WARBLER (Acrocephalus paludicola) Pinsk District, Belarus

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The Aquatic Warbler
(Acrocephalus paludicola) is of the family Acrocephalidae which is in the genus Acrocephalus. This is a rare summer resident with a very restricted and localised breeding range in Eastern Europe including
Belarus. The autumn migration south to its wintering areas in sub Saharan western Africa begins in early July extending into September.
This species has been in serious decline since the 70's and there are now less than 10,000 breeding pairs. In Britain small numbers occur each autumn but in Ireland it has only been recorded on 13 occasions mainly from Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork and the most recent record is also from there on 26th September 1989.

Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds

Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) distribution map

  Breeding    Passage     Non-breeding - winter   Possibly  passage    Probably extinct  

SanoAK: Alexander Kürthy, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons