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Warbler, Great Reed

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Johan van Rensburg
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Warbler, Great Reed

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:26 pm

The Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is a large bird with a strong bill, reminding one a bit of a thrush. They migrate to Southern Africa to escape the northern winters, reaching their summer stomping grounds in December.

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Re: Warbler, Great Reed

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks for pic and info, Johan. :thumbs_up:
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