- Locustella lanceolata
12 cm (4¾ in)
- Streaked brown back
- Whitish grey underparts
- Yellowish undertail coverts with a variable amount of spots
- The sexes are alike
Young birds are yellower below
Subspecies hendersonii is not recognised by all authorities
Breeds in the taiga; swampy open marshes with shrubby vegetation and rank undergrowth.
A ground nester, they use a tussock to conceal the nest; usual clutch size is five.
Diet includes insects.
Song: A reel which is faster and higher pitched than that of the Grasshopper Warbler
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Lanceolated Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Lanceolated_Warbler