Oriental Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus orientalis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Megaluridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ACRORI

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Oriental Reed-Warbler has a large breeding range that includes Mongolia, southeastern Russia, Japan, the Korean peninsula, and northern and eastern China. This species winters in northeastern India, southeastern Asia, Indonesia, and Palau, and inhabits marshes, rice fields, and scrubby habitats. Although the global population for the Oriental Reed-Warbler has not been estimated, it is believed to be large and stable enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Oriental Reed-Warbler: Small brown warbler with short crest, white-buff line above and in front of eye, white throat and breast, and white-buff on rest of underparts. Medium, gray-brown and brown-pink bill. Medium-length wings with brown-black flight feathers. Medium-length black-gray legs and feet. Sexes similar. Juvenile more red-brown.

 

Range and Habitat

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Oriental Reed-Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Oriental Reed-Warbler

Call is a harsh "jee-jee-jee".

Oriental Reed-Warbler E1

Song is a series of harsh phrases.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"kiruk kiruk kiruk, jee jee jee", "krak", "si-si-si-si"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Both Siberian weasels and snakes from the Elaphe genus are known nest predators of this species.
  • The Oriental Reed-Warbler was first described in Japan in 1847 by Dutch zoologist C. Temminck and German ornithologist H. Schlegel.
  • Their nests are built above water on mud or dry ground. They are a deep, cylindrical cup that is made up of woven grass stalks, reed flowers and stems. It is lined primarily with very thin, long fragments of stalks.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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