Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Sylviidae > Genus: Acrocephalus > Species: Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler - Acrocephalus palustris (Bechstein, 1798)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 304 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A296


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE2524402 Germany Moorgürtel Map
DE2526401 Germany Die Reit Map
DE3540301 Germany Große Freiheit bei Plaue Map
DE4920301 Germany Bernertsgrund bei Löhlbach Map
DE5120301 Germany Wieragrund von Schwalmstadt Map
DE5125302 Germany Landecker Berg bei Ransbach Map
DE5723302 Germany Westerngrund von Neuengronau und Breunings Map
DE5815301 Germany Rabengrund von Wiesbaden mit angrenzenden Flächen Map
DE5819308 Germany Erlensee bei Erlensee und Bulau bei Hanau Map
DE6014301 Germany Winkeler Aue Map
DE6018305 Germany Kranichsteiner Wald mit Hegbachaue,Mörsbacher Grund u. Silzwiesen Map
DE6116301 Germany Riedwiesen von Wächterstadt Map
ES0000037 Spain Es Trenc - Salobrar de Campos Map
FR2310044 France Estuaire et marais de la Basse Seine Map
IT1110020 Italy Lago di Viverone Map
IT1110024 Italy Lanca di San Michele Map
IT1110036 Italy Lago di Candia Map
IT1120008 Italy Fontana Gigante (Tricerro) Map
IT1120013 Italy Isolotto del Ritano (Dora Baltea) Map
IT1120023 Italy Isola di Santa Maria Map
IT1140001 Italy Fondo Toce Map
IT1160003 Italy Oasi di Crava Morozzo Map
IT1180004 Italy Greto dello Scrivia Map
IT1201000 Italy Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso Map
IT1204030 Italy Val Ferret Map
IT1204032 Italy Talweg della Val Ferret Map
IT1205070 Italy Zona Umida di Les Iles di Saint - Marcel Map
IT2010006 Italy Lago di Biandronno Map
IT2010007 Italy Palude Brabbia Map
IT2010008 Italy Lago di Comabbio Map
IT2010011 Italy Paludi di Arsago Map
IT2010013 Italy Ansa di Castelnovate Map
IT2010014 Italy Turbigaccio, Boschi di Castelletto e Lanca di Bernate Map
IT2010015 Italy Palude Bruschera Map
IT2010017 Italy Palude Bozza - Monvallina Map
IT2020001 Italy Lago di Piano Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2020004 Italy Lago di Montorfano Map
IT2020005 Italy Lago di Alserio Map
IT2020006 Italy Lago di Pusiano Map
IT2030005 Italy Palude di Brivio Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2050005 Italy Boschi della Fagiana Map
IT2050006 Italy Bosco di Vanzago Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2070020 Italy Torbiere d'Iseo Map
IT2070022 Italy Corno della Marogna Map
IT2080001 Italy Garzaia di Celpenchio Map
IT2080002 Italy Basso corso e sponde del Ticino Map
IT2080003 Italy Garzaia della Verminesca Map
IT2080004 Italy Palude Loja Map
IT2080005 Italy Garzaia della Rinalda Map
IT2080006 Italy Garzaia di S. Alessandro Map
IT2080007 Italy Garzaia del Bosco Basso Map
IT2080008 Italy Boschetto di Scaldasole Map
IT2080009 Italy Garzaia della Cascina Notizia Map
IT2080010 Italy Garzaia di Sartirana Map
IT2080011 Italy Abbazia Acqualunga Map
IT2080013 Italy Garzaia della Cascina Portalupa Map
IT2080014 Italy Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano Map
IT2080015 Italy San Massimo Map
IT2080016 Italy Boschi del Vignolo Map
IT2080017 Italy Garzaia di Porta Chiossa Map
IT2080018 Italy Garzaia della Carola Map
IT2080019 Italy Boschi di Vaccarizza Map
IT2080020 Italy Garzaia della Roggia Torbida Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT2090001 Italy Monticchie Map
IT2090002 Italy Boschi e Lanca di Comazzo Map
IT2090004 Italy Garzaia del Mortone Map
IT2090007 Italy Lanca di Soltarico Map
IT2090008 Italy La Zerbaglia Map
IT2090009 Italy Morta di Bertonico Map
IT2090010 Italy Adda Morta Map
IT2090011 Italy Bosco Valentino Map
IT20A0001 Italy Morta di Pizzighettone Map
IT20A0002 Italy Naviglio di Melotta Map
IT20A0003 Italy Palata Menasciutto Map
IT20A0004 Italy Le Bine Map
IT20A0005 Italy Lanca di Gabbioneta Map
IT20A0006 Italy Lanche di Azzanello Map
IT20A0007 Italy Bosco della Marisca Map
IT20A0008 Italy Isola Uccellanda Map
IT20A0009 Italy Bosco di Barco Map
IT20B0001 Italy Bosco Foce Oglio Map
IT20B0002 Italy Valli di Mosio Map
IT20B0003 Italy Lanca Cascina S. Alberto Map
IT20B0004 Italy Lanche di Gerra Gavazzi e Runate Map
IT20B0005 Italy Torbiere di Marcaria Map
IT20B0006 Italy Isola Boscone Map
IT20B0007 Italy Isola Boschina Map
IT20B0008 Italy Paludi di Ostiglia Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0010 Italy Vallazza Map
IT20B0011 Italy Bosco Fontana Map
IT20B0012 Italy Complesso morenico di Castellaro Lagusello Map
IT3120033 Italy Palude di Roncegno Map
IT3120034 Italy Paludi di Sternigo Map
IT3120035 Italy Laghestel di Pine' Map
IT3120038 Italy Inghiaie Map
IT3120039 Italy Canneto di Levico Map
IT3120040 Italy Lago Pudro Map
IT3120041 Italy Lago Costa Map
IT3120043 Italy Pize' Map
IT3120053 Italy Foci dell'Avisio Map
IT3120055 Italy Lago di Toblino Map
IT3120059 Italy Palu' di Tuenno Map
IT3120061 Italy La Rocchetta Map
IT3120065 Italy Lago d'Idro Map
IT3120068 Italy Fiave' Map
IT3120069 Italy Torbiera Lomasona Map
IT3120077 Italy Palu' di Borghetto Map
IT3120079 Italy Lago di Loppio Map
IT3120110 Italy Terlago Map
IT3120156 Italy Adige Map
IT3210003 Italy Laghetto del Frassino Map
IT3250030 Italy Laguna medio-inferiore di Venezia Map
IT3250031 Italy Laguna superiore di Venezia Map
IT3250041 Italy Valle Vecchia - Zumelle - Valli di Bibione Map
IT3260017 Italy Colli Euganei - Monte Lozzo - Monte Ricco Map
IT3260020 Italy Le Vallette Map
IT3270017 Italy Delta del Po: tratto terminale e delta veneto Map
IT4020021 Italy Medio Taro Map
IT4030007 Italy Fontanili di Corte Valle Re Map
IT4030020 Italy Golena del Po di Gualtieri, Guastalla e Luzzara Map
IT4040009 Italy Manzolino Map
IT4040010 Italy Torrazzuolo Map
IT4040014 Italy Valli Mirandolesi Map
IT4050022 Italy Biotopi e Ripristini ambientali di Medicina e Molinella Map
IT4050023 Italy Biotopi e Ripristini ambientali di Budrio e Minerbio Map
IT4050024 Italy Biotopi e Ripristini ambientali di Bentivoglio, S. Pietro in Casale, Malalbergo e Baricella Map
IT4050025 Italy Biotopi e Ripristini ambientali di Crevalcore Map
IT4050026 Italy Bacini ex-zuccherificio di Argelato e Golena del Fiume Reno Map
IT4060001 Italy Valli di Argenta Map
IT4060002 Italy Valli di Comacchio Map
IT4060008 Italy Valle del Mezzano Map
IT4060014 Italy Bacini di Jolanda di Savoia Map
IT4060015 Italy Bosco della Mesola, Bosco Panfilia, Bosco di Santa Giustina, Valle Falce, La Goara Map
IT4070003 Italy Pineta di San Vitale, Bassa del Pirottolo Map
IT4070020 Italy Bacini ex - zuccherificio di Mezzano Map
IT4080009 Italy Selva di Ladino, Fiume Montone, Terra del Sole Map
IT4090002 Italy Torriana, Montebello, Fiume Marecchia Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210070 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
IT5220024 Italy Valle del Tevere: Laghi di Corbara - Alviano Map
LU0002002 Luxembourg Vallée de la Tretterbaach et affluents de la frontière à Asselborn Map
LU0002005 Luxembourg Vallée de l'Ernz Blanche de Bourglinster à Fischbach Map
LU0002006 Luxembourg Vallée de la Syre de Moutfort à Roodt/Syre Map
SKUEV0365 Slovakia Dalovsky mociar Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
IT2080023 Italy Garzaia di Cascina Villarasca Map
IT2010022 Italy Alnete del Lago di Varese Map
SKUEV0166 Slovakia Ciglat Map
SKUEV0034 Slovakia Borsiansky les Map
SKUEV0113 Slovakia Dlhe luky Map
IT2080703 Italy Po di Pieve Porto Morone Map
IT3260023 Italy Muson vecchio, sorgenti e roggia Acqualonga Map
IT20A0401 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco Ronchetti Map
IT5220011 Italy Zona umida di Alviano Map
IT2090702 Italy Po di Corte S. Andrea Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
SKUEV0369 Slovakia Pavukov jarok Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
IT20A0018 Italy Cave Danesi Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovsky kras Map
SKUEV0312 Slovakia Devinske aluvium Moravy Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
SKUEV0116 Slovakia Jakubovske rybniky Map
IT4020025 Italy Parma Morta Map
IT4060017 Italy Po di Primaro e Bacini di Traghetto Map
IT20A0502 Italy Lanca di Gussola Map
SKUEV0208 Slovakia Senianske rybniky Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
IT3250046 Italy Laguna di Venezia Map
IT2080702 Italy Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Map
IT2090501 Italy Senna Lodigiana Map
SKUEV0291 Slovakia Svatojansky potok Map
IT2080701 Italy Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po Map
IT2020010 Italy Lago di Segrino Map
IT20B0401 Italy Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Map
SKUEV0060 Slovakia Chraste Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
DE4737401 Germany Bergbaufolgelandschaft Kayna Süd Map
SKUEV0329 Slovakia Kovacske luky Map
SKUEV0061 Slovakia Demanovska slatina Map
SKUEV0317 Slovakia Rozporec Map
SKUEV0168 Slovakia Horny les Map
SKUEV0148 Slovakia Vlara Map
IT5210018 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
SKUEV0151 Slovakia Pohorelske vrchovisko Map
IT20A0020 Italy Gabbioneta Map
SKUEV0219 Slovakia Malina Map
SKUEV0124 Slovakia Bogdalicky vrch Map
SKUEV0366 Slovakia Driencansky kras Map
IT20B0014 Italy Chiavica del Moro Map
IT2070402 Italy Alto Garda Bresciano Map
IT3210042 Italy Fiume Adige tra Verona Est e Badia Polesine Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
IT2040402 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco dei Bordighi Map
SKUEV0179 Slovakia Cerveny rybnik Map
SKUEV0019 Slovakia Tarbucka Map
IT20A0015 Italy Bosco Ronchetti Map
SKUEV0285 Slovakia Aluvium Murana Map
SKUEV0059 Slovakia Jelsie Map
IT20A0019 Italy Barco Map
SKUEV0003 Slovakia Rimava Map
SKUEV0178 Slovakia V studienkach Map
IT2010501 Italy Lago di Varese Map
IT4020022 Italy Basso Taro Map
SKUEV0288 Slovakia Kysucke Beskydy Map
IT2080501 Italy Risaie della Lomellina Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
SKUEV0364 Slovakia Pokoradzske jazierka Map
IT2090503 Italy Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda Map
IT20A0013 Italy Lanca di Gerole Map
IT20A0017 Italy Scolmatore di Genivolta Map
SKUEV0398 Slovakia Slana Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0016 Italy Ostiglia Map
SKUEV0064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV0152 Slovakia Sliacske travertiny Map
IT20A0014 Italy Lancone di Gussola Map
IT20B0015 Italy Pomponesco Map
IT20B0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Map
IT3270023 Italy Delta del Po Map
IT20A0503 Italy Isola Maria Luigia Map
IT2090701 Italy Po di San Rocco al Porto Map
SKUEV0355 Slovakia Fabianka Map
IT2090502 Italy Garzaie del Parco Adda Sud Map
IT20A0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole Map
IT2010502 Italy Canneti del Lago Maggiore Map
IT20A0501 Italy Spinadesco Map
IT3210043 Italy Fiume Adige tra Belluno Veronese e Verona Ovest Map
SKUEV0161 Slovakia Suchohradske aluvium Moravy Map
ROSPA0053 Romania Lacul Bugeac Map
ROSPA0022 Romania Comana Map
ROSPA0048 Romania Ianca - Plopu - Sărat Map
ROSPA0023 Romania Confluența Jiu - Dunăre Map
ROSPA0026 Romania Cursul Dunării - Baziaș - Porțile de Fier Map
ROSPA0011 Romania Blahnița Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0010 Romania Bistreț Map
ROSPA0107 Romania Vânători-Neamț Map
ROSPA0059 Romania Lacul Strachina Map
ROSPA0046 Romania Gruia - Gârla Mare Map
ROSPA0004 Romania Balta Albă - Amara - Jirlău Map
ROSPA0056 Romania Lacul Oltina Map
ROSPA0051 Romania Iezerul Călărași Map
ROSPA0005 Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei Map
ROSPA0038 Romania Dunăre - Oltenița Map
ROSPA0106 Romania Valea Oltului Inferior Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
ROSPA0068 Romania Lunca inferioară a Turului Map
ROSPA0044 Romania Grădiștea - Căldărușani - Dridu Map
ROSPA0037 Romania Dumbrăvița - Rotbav - Măgura Codlei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0099 Romania Podișul Hârtibaciului Map
ROSPA0077 Romania Măxineni Map
ROSPA0102 Romania Suhaia Map
ROSPA0055 Romania Lacul Gălățui Map
ROSPA0003 Romania Avrig - Scorei - Făgăraș Map
ROSPA0013 Romania Calafat - Ciuperceni - Dunăre Map
ROSPA0065 Romania Lacurile Fundata - Amara Map
ROSPA0007 Romania Balta Vederoasa Map
DE2309431 Germany Ostfriesische Seemarsch zwischen Norden und Esens Map
IT3270024 Italy Vallona di Loreo Map
AT2124000 Austria Untere Lavant Map
AT1210000 Austria Steinfeld Map
AT1123323 Austria Mattersburger Hügelland Map
AT1220V00 Austria Feuchte Ebene - Leithaauen Map
AT3301000 Austria Hohe Tauern, Tirol Map
AT3228000 Austria Bürmooser Moor Map
AT2114000 Austria Obere Drau Map
AT3304000 Austria Karwendel Map
AT1108813 Austria Bernstein - Lockenhaus - Rechnitz Map
AT2133000 Austria Guntschacher Au Map
AT2211000 Austria Hartberger-Gmoos Map
AT1204V00 Austria Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Map
AT2205000 Austria Pürgschachen-Moos und ennsnahe Bereiche zwischen Selzthal und dem Gesäuseeingang Map
AT3201014 Austria Wallersee-Wengermoor Map
AT3209022 Austria Salzachauen, Salzburg Map
AT3225000 Austria Weidmoos Map
AT3309000 Austria Tiroler Lech Map
AT1201000 Austria Waldviertel Map
AT1126129 Austria Waasen - Hanság Map
AT3408000 Austria Bangs - Matschels Map
AT1119622 Austria Auwiesen Zickenbachtal Map
AT1202V00 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT3202006 Austria Oichtenriede Map
AT1122916 Austria Lafnitztal Map
AT1221V00 Austria Truppenübungsplatz Allentsteig Map
ROSPA0114 Romania Cursul Mijlociu al Someșului Map
ROSPA0124 Romania Lacurile de pe Valea Ilfovului Map
IT2030008 Italy Il Toffo Map
IT4050031 Italy Cassa di espansione del Torrente Samoggia Map
IT20B0018 Italy Complesso Morenico di Castiglione delle Stiviere Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bosrietzanger Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cannaiola verdognola Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Carricero Políglota Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Énekes nádiposzáta Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Felosa-palustre Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kärrsångare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Luhtakerttunen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Marsh Warbler English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rousserolle verderolle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sumpfrohrsänger German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:12500 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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