Australian Reed-warblerScientific name: Acrocephalus australis

Meaning of name: Acrocephalus is from the Greek words acros, meaning high, and cephale, meaning head. Australis is Latin for southern.

Aboriginal name: Koordjikotji (core’chee’caw’chee).

Distribution: Found in well-watered areas of Australia.

Description: Up to 18cm long with a 21cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 2,119 km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 7 years 0.8 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme