Paddyfield Warbler

Acrocephalus agricola (Jerdon, 1845) PY PADWA 12470
Family: Passeriformes > Acrocephalidae

Paddyfield Warbler, Yoav Perlman

Looking much like a Reed Warbler but with a stronger eye-stripe, Paddyfield Warbler is rare visitor to Britain & Ireland.

Records tend to fall during the autumn months, and come largely from the Northern Isles. The smaller number of spring records tend to come from the east coast.

Paddyfield Warbler breeds from Romania east to Mongolia, and winters from Iran east to China.

Select a topic for more facts and statistics about the Paddyfield Warbler

  • Breeding
  • Winter
486 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
486 records


486 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
486 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Paddyfield Warbler breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.

Foreign locations of birds ringed or recovered in Britain & Ireland

Foreign locations of Paddyfield Warbler ringed or recovered in Britain & Ireland
Encountered in: Winter (Nov-Feb); Spring (Mar-Apr); Summer (May-Jul); Autumn (Aug-Oct)


Lifecycle and body size information about Paddyfield Warbler, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Telor Padi
Catalan: boscarla dels arrossars
Czech: rákosník plavý
Danish: Lille Rørsanger
Dutch: Veldrietzanger
Estonian: padu-roolind
Finnish: kenttäkerttunen
French: Rousserolle isabelle
German: Feldrohrsänger
Hungarian: rozsdás nádiposzáta
Icelandic: Dvalsöngvari
Irish: Ceolaire Gort Ríse
Italian: Cannaiola di Jerdon
Latvian: palsais kaukis
Lithuanian: indine nendrinuke
Norwegian: Åkersanger
Polish: trzcinniczek kaspijski
Portuguese: felosa-agrícola
Slovak: trsteniarik rolný
Slovenian: plevelna trstnica
Spanish: Carricero agrícola
Swedish: fältsångare

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