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Thick-billed Warbler

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'''Alternative name: Thick-billed Reed Warbler''' '''Alternative name: Thick-billed Reed Warbler'''
[[Image:Thick-billed_warbler.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|rockfowl|rockfowl}}<br />Beidaihe, Hebei, [[China]], May 2005]] [[Image:Thick-billed_warbler.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|rockfowl|rockfowl}}<br />Beidaihe, Hebei, [[China]], May 2005]]
-;[[:Category:Iduna|Iduna]] aedon+;[[:Category:Arundinax|Arundinax]] aedon
-''Acrocephalus aedon'', ''Phragmaticola aedon'', ''Phragamaticola aedon''+''Acrocephalus aedon'', ''Phragmaticola aedon'', ''Phragamaticola aedon'', ''Iduna aedon''
==Identification== ==Identification==
16-17.5 cm 16-17.5 cm
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'''Southeast Asia''': [[Indochina]], [[Myanmar]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]], [[Cambodia]], [[Thailand]] and [[Indonesia]] '''Southeast Asia''': [[Indochina]], [[Myanmar]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]], [[Cambodia]], [[Thailand]] and [[Indonesia]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-Formerly placed in genus ''[[:Category:Acrocephalus|Acrocephalus]]'', and sometimes alone in its own genus ''Phragmaticola'' [also spelt ''Phragamaticola''].+Formerly placed in genus ''[[:Category:Acrocephalus|Acrocephalus]]'' and ''[[:Category:Iduna|Iduna]]'', and sometimes ''Phragmaticola'' [also spelt ''Phragamaticola''].
====Subspecies==== ====Subspecies====
There are 2 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>: There are 2 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
-*''I. a. aedon'':+*''A. a. aedon'':
:*Southern [[Siberia]] to western [[Mongolia]]; winters to [[Myanmar]], [[Thailand]], [[Indonesia]] :*Southern [[Siberia]] to western [[Mongolia]]; winters to [[Myanmar]], [[Thailand]], [[Indonesia]]
-*''I. a. rufescens'':+*''A. a. rufescens'':
:*Eastern Siberia to Mongolia; winters to south-eastern [[China]], Thailand and [[Indochina]] :*Eastern Siberia to Mongolia; winters to south-eastern [[China]], Thailand and [[Indochina]]
-:*If species treated in ''Phragmaticola'', this subspecies takes the name ''P. a. rufescens'' ("''rufescens''" is preoccupied in ''Iduna'') 
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Dense vegetation such as reeds, bushes and thick undergrowth; coastal scrub. Dense vegetation such as reeds, bushes and thick undergrowth; coastal scrub.
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{{Video|Thick_billed_Warbler}} {{Video|Thick_billed_Warbler}}
-[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Iduna]] [[Category:Videos]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Arundinax]] [[Category:Videos]]

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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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