Cape Verde Swamp-Warbler

Scientific Name
Acrocephalus brevipennis
Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)

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The Cape Verde Warbler (Acrocephalus brevipennis) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is also known as the Cape Verde Cane Warbler or Cape Verde Swamp Warbler. It breeds both on Santiago and on Fogo in the Cape Verde Islands. It previously bred on Brava and San Nicolau. This small passerine bird is found in well-vegetated valleys, avoiding drier areas. It nests in reedbeds, 2–3 eggs are laid in a suspended nest. This is a medium-sized warbler, larger than the Eurasian Reed Warbler. It resembles that bird in appearance, grey-brown above, greyish-white below, with no obvious markings. The geographical isolation of the bird on the Cape Verde Islands prevents confusion with other similar species. The song is a distinctive liquid bubbling, like that of a bulbul.