The Acrocephalidae (the reed warblers, marsh- and tree-warblers, or acrocephalid warblers) are a family of oscine passerine birds, in the superfamily Sylvioidea.

Acrocephalidae
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Great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Sylvioidea
Family: Acrocephalidae
Salvin, 1882
Genera

Acrocephalus
Chloropeta
Hippolais
Iduna
Calamonastides
Nesillas

The species in this family are usually rather large "warblers". Most are rather plain olivaceous brown above with much yellow to beige below. They are usually found in open woodland, reedbeds, or tall grass. The family occurs mostly in southern to western Eurasia and surroundings, but also ranges far into the Pacific, with some species in Africa.

Genus AcrocephalusEdit

Marsh-warblers. About 35 species; para- or polyphyletic.

Genus ArundinaxEdit

Genus IdunaEdit

Genus HippolaisEdit

Genus CalamonastidesEdit

Genus GraueriaEdit

Genus NesillasEdit

Brush warblers. 5 living species, 1 recently extinct.

ReferencesEdit

  • del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2006). Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-96553-06-X.