Lanceolated Warbler

Locustella lanceolata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Megaluridae)

Code 4

LANW

Code 6

LOCLAN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Lanceolated Warbler has a current rating of Least Concern. This rating has been given due to the size of the population and range of this bird species. This is a terrestrial bird species that has a fairly large range of about 10 million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is about 200,000 individual birds. This bird is native to many parts of the world, including portions of Asia and the South Pacific. This bird is also known to visit portions of Europe as well. There are no known threats to the Lanceolated Warbler.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Lanceolated Warbler: Medium warbler with streaked gray-yellow body. Underparts are white, brown streaked breast, flanks and undertail coverts. Brown legs, feet. Rare visitor to Alaska. Feeds on spiders, insects and their larvae. Direct flight close to the ground on shallow wing beats.

 

Range and Habitat

Lanceolated Warbler: Mainly an Asian species. Breeds from the central Urals in Russia east across Asia to Kamchatka, northern Japan and northeastern China. Accidental occurrences during fall migration on the North American west coast. Prefers dense vegetation and often found in reeds, rushes, and grassy meadows.

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Lanceolated Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Lanceolated Warbler E1

Call is a harsh, rapidly repeated "zrink"

Lanceolated Warbler E2

High-pitched, rising alarm call.

Similar Sounding

Oriental Reed-Warbler OO1

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


Voice Text

"rink-tink-tink", "pwit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Lanceolated Warbler was first described in 1840 by the Dutch aristocrat and zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
  • It is also known as the Streaked Warbler, the Grasshopper-warbler, and the Streaked Grasshopper-warbler.
  • They creep through grass and low foliage, and are difficult to see except sometimes when singing.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP PALAU

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

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Yury Lisyak

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X