Lanceolated Warbler

Locustella lanceolata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Locustellidae)

Code 4

LANW

Code 6

LOCLAN

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with gray or red brown spots



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

13 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground near base of a tree or in shrub.



Nest Material:

Dry leaves, stalks, moss, and grass.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Lanceolated Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with streaked gray-yellow body. Sexes are similar. Rare visitor to Alaska.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Lanceolated Warbler: Three to five white eggs with gray or red brown spots are laid in a ground nest, usually next to the base of a bush or in a small hollow of dried grass and leaves.

Foraging and Feeding

Lanceolated Warbler: Feeds on insects and other invertebrates.

Vocalization

Lanceolated Warbler: Song is a thin, insect-like reeling sound, similar to a grasshopper. Distinctive call is a metallic "rink-tink-tink", delivered infrequently; also an explosive "pwit" and excited "chack" when disturbed.

Similar Species

Lanceolated Warbler: Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler is larger, darker brown, and lacks streaks on underparts and white-tipped tail with dark subterminal band.

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