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Overview

Brief Summary

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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 12.9 years (wild)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Acrocephalus scirpaceus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 10 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

AACCGATGACTATTCTCAGCCAATCACAAAGACATCGGCACCTTATACCTAATCTTTGGTGCATGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGCACTGCCCTC---AGCCTTCTCATTCGAGCGGAGCTAGGCCAACCCGGCGCCCTCTTGGGAGAC---GACCAGGTGTACAACGTGGTCGTCACAGCCCATGCATTTGTGATAATCTTCTTTATAGTTATGCCAATCATGATCGGAGGATTCGGAAACTGACTGGTGCCTCTAATA---ATTGGAGCCCCAGACATGGCATTCCCCCGAATAAACAACATGAGCTTCTGACTCCTACCACCCTCCTTCCTGCTACTGCTAGCCTCATCAACAGTCGAGGCGGGGGCAGGAACAGGCTGAACCGTATACCCTCCCCTGGCTGGCAACCTAGCCCACGCTGGAGCCTCAGTCGACCTA---GCTATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTAGCGGGGATCTCATCAATCCTAGGGGCAATTAACTTCATCACAACAGCCATCAACATAAAACCACCTGCCCTGTCCCAATACCAAACCCCCCTATTTGTGTGATCAGTCTTAATCACCGCAGTACTACTCCTGCTATCTCTCCCAGTACTAGCTGCC---GGCATCACAATGCTACTCACCGACCGAAACCTCAACACCACTTTCTTCGACCCTGCAGGAGGAGGGGACCCCGTACTCTACCAACACCTCTTCTGATTCTTCGGTCACCCAGAAGTATACATCCTAATCCTGCCCGGATTCGGAATCATCTCCCACGTAGTAGCCTACTACGCAGGAAAAAAA---GAACCATTCGGCTATATAGGAATAGTATGGGCCATACTATCCATCGGATTCCTTGGGTTCATTGTATGAGCACATCACATGTTTACAGTAGGAATAGACGTGGACACCCGAGCATACTTCACATCCGCTACTATGATCATTGCCATCCCAACCGGAATCAAAGTATTTAGCTGACTA---GCAACA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

History
  • 2012
    Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
  • Not Recognized (NR)
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