One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A common migratory Eurasian songbird with streaky brown plumage, frequenting marshes and reed beds.
Acrocephalus schoenoboenus, family Sylviidae
- ‘There are birds in the garden that are rarely seen in London, such as the common sandpiper, sedge warbler and lesser whitethroat, with smew and goosander on the lake in winter.’
- ‘People on the one to two-hour guided walks may also hear warblers such as the blackcap, the garden warbler, the reed warbler, the sedge warbler and the chiffchaff.’
- ‘Not only have sedge warblers been late in arrival recently, but even as the longest day approaches the numbers in parts of the upper Thurne have been below normal.’
- ‘Insect life is increasing rapidly, encouraging birds such as snipe, curlew, grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler, and whinchat.’
sedge warbler/sej ˈwôrb(ə)lər/
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