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Thick-billed Warbler

From Opus

Alternative name: Thick-billed Reed Warbler

Photo by rockfowlBeidaihe, Hebei, China, May 2005
Photo by rockfowl
Beidaihe, Hebei, China, May 2005
Arundinax aedon

Acrocephalus aedon, Phragmaticola aedon, Phragamaticola aedon, Iduna aedon


[edit] Identification

16-17.5 cm

  • Unstreaked brown back
  • Buff underparts
  • Rounded forehead
  • Short pointed bill

Young birds are rich buff below
Sexes are identical

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Acrocephalus and Iduna, and sometimes Phragmaticola [also spelt Phragamaticola].

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. aedon:
  • A. a. rufescens:
  • Eastern Siberia to Mongolia; winters to south-eastern China, Thailand and Indochina

[edit] Habitat

Dense vegetation such as reeds, bushes and thick undergrowth; coastal scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The nest is built into a low tree. The clutch consists of 5-6 eggs.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects but it will take other small prey.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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