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Moustached Warbler
Acrocephalus melanopogon

Map of the common names


Smaller (L 12 cm) than House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), brownish-red coloured, streaked back and broad greyish-white supercilium. Occurs in dense shore vegetation, especially reedbeds and bulrush stands. Feeds on insects and seeds. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

The species is threatened due to loss of wetlands through tourism development and hydrological works as well as the use of insecticides, especially those for mosquitos.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 14,000 / 17,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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