- the birds' parrot
The marsh warbler lives in thickets and tall grasses along streams, lakes and bogs. Here it finds its food, which consists of insects and spiders.
The marsh warbler sings at night, just like the nightingale. It does not have the nightingale's metallic 'chuk' and rattling sound, but is still an expert at imitating other bird species.
The marsh warbler imitates birds from their breeding grounds in northern Europe and from their wintering grounds in East Africa. About 200 African bird species have been recognized in the marsh warbler's song, which also consists of trills and clear whistling.
Facts about the marsh warbler
Height 12.5 cm
Light grey and beige on the chest. Brown and beige on top.
Common breeding bird throughout most of Denmark