Alternative name: Thick-billed Reed Warbler
- Arundinax aedon
Acrocephalus aedon, Phragmaticola aedon, Phragamaticola aedon, Iduna aedon
- Unstreaked brown back
- Buff underparts
- Rounded forehead
- Short pointed bill
Young birds are rich buff below
Sexes are identical
Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan and Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia
There are 2 subspecies:
- A. a. aedon:
- A. a. rufescens:
Dense vegetation such as reeds, bushes and thick undergrowth; coastal scrub.
The nest is built into a low tree. The clutch consists of 5-6 eggs.
The diet includes insects but it will take other small prey.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Thick-billed Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Thick-billed_Warbler