Pond tubing singer

pond tubing singer
pond tubing singer (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Order: Sparrow birds (Passeriformes)
subordination: Singing birds (Passeri)
family: Grass-mosquito-well-behaved (Sylviidae)
kind: Tubing singer (Acrocephalus)
kind: Pond tubing singer
scientific name
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
(Hermann, 1804)

the pond tubing singer (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) is singing bird a kind from the kind of the tubing singers (Acrocephalus) and the family of the grass-mosquito-well-behaved (Sylviidae).

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of the pond tubing singers is about 13 cm long and has a wingspan of 17 to 21 cm. The weight amounts to about 10-15 gram. The top side is brown, its lower surface yellowish-white. The small bird has a whitish throat, a pointed bill and grey-brown legs. Males and females have the same colouring. The flapping mode frequency of its wings amounts to into approximately 18 impacts per second, the airspeed of 10 meters per second. A pond tubing singer can become old until 12 years. Its short inconspicuous call sounds as „tscharr “and „tschirrak “.


in Central Europe is present the Langstreckenzieher from April to Octobers. It has its winter accomodation south the seeing era in Africa. Departure time and course direction are innate it. Around those well to project the Nachtzieher fat reserves puts on approximately 6000 kilometers. The pond tubing singer lives in the close reed and bank bushes of lakes, ponds, moorlands and rivers.


of the pond tubing singers climbs and hops skillfully in the reed and nourishes themselves of spiders, soft animals, insects and their larvae.


the sex-ripe occurs after one year. The main breeding time is May to July. The nest twisted from grasses and reed stems is mostly in the protection of raw arranging existence between three to four reed stems over the water fastened. The female puts three to five eggs. The eggs are warmed 11 to 14 days long alternating of both partners. The young birds remain 10 to 14 days in the nest. Kuckuckseier are often to be found in the nests from tubing singers to, because they exhibit a similar color.


the European existence becomes on approx. three million breeding's pairs estimated.


the pond tubing singer was bird of the yearly 1989.

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