Grasshopper Warbler identification features

Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia
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Play call/song
Olive tinged under-parts
Sedge Warbler
Long wide rounded tail
Usually in reed beds
More brown body
Darkish legs
Distictive song
Reed Warbler
Finely streaked crown
A secretive, hard to see, skulking bird nearly always low down in bushes and thick vegetation.
Streaked pale olive-brown back and rump
Skulking Grasshopper Warbler
Usually in reed beds
More brown body
Darkish legs
Distictive song
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
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Similar Species
Adult Male and Female
Distribution:
Widespread but not common summer visitor from Africa, breeding throughout the UK (except far N of Scotland) and Europe.

Habitat:
Preferred habitat is thick tussock grassland, scrub and thickets. Particularly where long grass grows up through thorn bushes.
Notes:
The Grasshopper Warbler is a difficult bird to locate despite it's loud and very distinctive call. The bird appears to have the ability to 'throw' it's voice, making it even harder to pin-point. Usually seen low down and skulking, the birds streaked appearance, lack of eye stripe and distinctive call will be enough to confirm identification.
Order: Passeriformes

Family: Locustellidae

Genus: Locustella

Species: L. naevia