Genus: Acrocephalus (reed-warblers) 

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The 36 species are distributed through Eurasia and Africa, with eight species occurring in southern Africa.

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Acrocephalus arundinaceus (Great reed-warbler) 

Acrocephalus baeticatus (African reed-warbler, African marsh-warbler) 

Acrocephalus gracilirostris (Lesser swamp-warbler, Cape reed-warbler) 

Acrocephalus griseldis (Basra reed-warbler) 

 

Acrocephalus palustris (Marsh warbler, European marsh-warbler) 

Acrocephalus rufescens (Greater swamp-warbler) 

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus (Sedge warbler, European sedge-warbler) 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus (Eurasian reed-warbler, European reed-warbler) 

   
 

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