Acrocephalus – Marsh warblers

Medium-sized songbirds are fond of trees, often spotted in woods or around tall grasses

The warblers in this genus have small to medium-sized chubby bodies with broad bill bases. The color patterns seem monotonous, making it quite difficult to differentiate or identify species. However, habitat or migratory patterns and behavior help smooth the identification process for birdwatchers. Some species in this genus have more specialized vocals that help in an extensive song repertoire. Research shows that females are more attracted to males with elaborate repertoires.

These birds indeed like to travel; therefore, expanded migratory patterns are observed in different species. They might hop, jump or run around in excitement, sometimes showing their goofy side. Moreover, their dinner table is usually filled with yummy, nutritious items like insects, snails, lizards, geckos, etc.